Britain and Europe: A Political History Since 1918 by N.j. CrowsonBritain and Europe: A Political History Since 1918 by N.j. Crowson

Britain and Europe: A Political History Since 1918

byN.j. CrowsonEditorN.j. Crowson

Paperback | November 22, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$73.40 online 
$78.30 list price save 6%
Earn 367 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This textbook provides a comprehensive account of Britain's uneasy relationship with continental Europe from 1918 to the present day.

Unlike other books on the subject, the author considers 'Europe' in its broadest sense and examines a wider history than just Britain's relations with the European Union (EU). This includes pre-war history and the role of key political institutions outside the EU such as the Council of Europe and the Western European Union.

Subjects covered include:

  • how the experience of the inter-war years and the Second World War helped shape attitudes towards the EU
  • european perspectives on Britain as well as the other way round
  • key theories on European integration
  • the changing nature of Britain's global role
  • issues of sovereignty and legitimacy
  • the role of political parties and the Europeanisation of national government
  • the rise of Euroscepticism in British politics and how 'Europe' has become entwined in the ideological battles of the main political parties.

Exploring the political, diplomatic and military relationship between Britain and Europe, this accessible and wide-ranging textbook is essential core reading for students of British and European history and politics.

Nicholas Crowson is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of 3 books and numerous journal articles.
Title:Britain and Europe: A Political History Since 1918Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.65 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415400201

ISBN - 13:9780415400206


Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Inter-War Years 1918-1939  2. The Post-War Settlement 1940-61  3. The Application Phase 1961-75  4. Britain in Europe: From EEC to EU, 1975-97  5. Europe and New Labour 1997-2010