Encyclopedia of the European Union is an authoritative, single-volume reference work to one of the most discussed issues in contemporary politics, and contains over 700 entries. It is the only book of its kind intended for the academic rather than the business market. Long articles on member nations and key political figures are written by a wide range of academics and members of the Council of the European Union. In a very politicised marketplace, the large number of contributors, and the American source, are a guarantee of objectivity. Tables of membership of EU institutions, and of structure, complete the volume, making it an invaluable reference tool for academics and students in the field of European Studies.