The Origins & Development of the European Union 1945-2008: A History of European Integration (Hardback)Martin J. Dedman (editor)
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The new edition of this accessible introduction to the history of the European Union (EU) has been fully revised and updated to reflect the significant changes within the EU over the past decade. Revealing the politics beneath the surface, national rivalries and changing positions behind events, meetings and treaty negotiations, the text:
provides a thematic history of European economic and political integration in its economic, military, monetary and political contextsoutlines the major schools of thought regarding the causes and motives for European economic integration including the theories of Lipgens, Haas and Milwardconsiders the economic and political reasons for establishing supranational organisations evaluates the impact of the collapse of communism on the EU, its policy implications and member states' responsescontains new and updated material on the Euro, enlargement of the EU, the constitutional debate, EU economic, monetary and foreign policies and other key recent developments.
Ideal introductory reading for those new to the study of the EU seeking a concise and up-to-date account of the political and economic development of the EU, Origins & Development of the European Union is essential for all students of European politics, European history and those looking to gain a thorough understanding of contemporary politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
Martin Dedman's book is a lively, trenchant and concise survey of the EU's development. It well illustrates many of the significant tensions among member states, and the gaps between rhetoric and reality in the EU.
Richard McAllister. University of Edinburgh.