A must read! Portrait in words and pictures of what the European Parliament is really like...
Europe’s Parliament: People, Places, Politics (2012)
A vivid portrait in words and pictures of what the European Parliament is really like - its atmosphere, the people, the politics and the daily working life. The European Parliament’s former Secretary General, Julian Priestley, and Stephen Clark, its current head of web communications, paint an 'impressionist's canvas' that brings the European Parliament to life. They look behind and beyond the formal powers and procedures of the Parliament to explore its buildings, its history and culture, its politics, the personalities who have led it, how it does its work and the army of staff who make it function.
The book will entertain and inform both EU insiders and those for whom a trip to the Parliament is a new experience. The book is illustrated with more than 350 photographs of the places where the Parliament works in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, its daily life and its leading figures.
In the words of Jacques Delors: 'Readers will discover the workings of this institution ... and also the human drama ... this book will help you better understand this European adventure.'
Preface, by Jacques Delors
1. Habitats and inhabitants: Parliament and its people
2. A Tale of Three Cities
3. A Dash of Politics
4. The National Question: The Unspoken Factor
5. The French in Strasbourg: Vive la Différence!
6. The Gift of Tongues
7. The ‘Glittering Prizes’
8. The Sausage Machine
9. The Money Men: Looking after the Taxpayer’s Euro
10. Outside the Consensus – Reformers, Sceptics, Crusaders and Stars
11. Life’s Rich Pageant
12. The ‘Deep State’: the Influence of Permanent Officials
14. Love, Love Me Do – Communicating the European Parliament
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Stephen Clark joined the administration of the European Parliament in 1991, and he is currently head of web communications.
Sir Julian Priestley was Secretary General of the Parliament from 1997 until 2007 and is now a prominent speaker, writer and adviser on European affairs.
Published: 26 March 2012
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- ISBN: 978-0-9571501-0-2
- Publisher: John Harper Publishing
- Author: Stephen Clark & Julian Priestley
- Language: English
- Type: Paperback (432 pages)
Price: 35.00 €
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