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Book review: reforming the European Union: realizing the impossible

Kleine, Mareike (2012) Book review: reforming the European Union: realizing the impossible. LSE Review of Books (05 Dec 2012). Blog Entry.

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For decades the European Union tried changing its institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. In late 2009, however, the EU was successfully reformed through the Treaty of Lisbon. Reforming the European Union examines how political leaders ratified this treaty against all odds and shows how this victory involved all stages of treaty reform negotiations–from the initial proposal to referendums in several European countries. An engaging read for students, finds Mareike Kleine.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
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Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 12:59
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