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Author(s): Andreea GOVNA

Journal: Annals of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava : Fascicle of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration
ISSN 2066-575X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1(9);
Start page: 365;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: European Union | Government of the European Union

The Government of the European Union is a book published in Spain in 2008, and it waslaunched the same year in Romania at the Europe an Institute in the European Studies Series,number 18. Unlike the Spanish version of the book, the English version includes changes due to thetransformations that have occurred in the European Union.Diego Varela Pedreira, the author of the book , is the coordinator of the Jean Monnetmodule- Government of the European Union, at the University of A Coruña. He studied economicsat the University of A Coruña, has a Masters in European Studies, a Ph.D. in Government, obtainedat the London School of Economics, the University of London. It is also an associate professor atMA Management and Public Policy of the Faculty of Economics of the University of A Coruña.Previously, he was a scholar Robert Schuman in the European Parliament and assistant at theLondon School of Economics.The choice of the theme of the book is very interesting and courageous at the same time,especially if we take into account the changes brought by the EU enlargement and the Treaty ofLisbon. The book launch in Roma nia is very appropriate if we consider that the EU elections takeplace this year.The book has an accessible and attractive style combined with scientific rigor, and eachchapter starts with a case or a story, and uses advanced methods of research: graph ical models ofthe vote, the theory of principal -agent, the index of power, multidimensional scaling, regressionmultiple etc. So was born this book, which exposes the main issues on EU, combining threecomponents: a detailed description of the realities; a presentation of the main models and theories tohelp us understand this reality, and, last, but not least, a critique of what doesn’t go as it should andmust be reformed.
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