Building Postwar Europe: National Decision-Makers and European Institutions, 1948-63 by Anne DeightonBuilding Postwar Europe: National Decision-Makers and European Institutions, 1948-63 by Anne Deighton

Building Postwar Europe: National Decision-Makers and European Institutions, 1948-63

EditorAnne Deighton

Hardcover | September 11, 1995

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Controversy surrounds the construction of postwar European institutions. Did West European states simply respond to American pressure and Cold-War politics? How important was federalist idealism, as opposed to economic and power political factors to decision-makers? These studies, by an international team of historians, examine the motivations of national political leaders and their officials. Topics covered include British and French officials, European integration and military policies; German, Italian, Belgian and Dutch attitudes; Britain and the first attempt to join the EEC; and the covert relationship between the USA and the European federalists.
Title:Building Postwar Europe: National Decision-Makers and European Institutions, 1948-63Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:September 11, 1995Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UK

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ISBN - 10:0312125801

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; A.Deighton - In Search of a European Consciousness: French Military Elites and the Idea of Europe, 1947-54; C.d'Abzac Epezy & P.Vial - The French Administrative Elite and the Unification of Western Europe, 1947-58; G.Bossuat - German Decision-Making Elites and European Integration: German 'Europolitik' during the Years of the EEC and Free Trade Area Negotiations; S.Huth - The Approaches to European Institution Building of Carlo Sforza, Italian Foreign Minister, 1947-51; M.Miller - The British Military View of European Security, 1945-50; P.Cornish - British Officials and European Integration, 1944-60; J.W.Young - 'A Conditional Application': British Management of the First Attempt to Seek Membership of the EEC, 1961-63; A.Deighton & P.Ludlow - Belgian Decision-Makers and European Unity, 1945-63; T.Grosbois & Y.Stelandre - 'Longing for London': The Netherlands and the Political Cooperation Initiative, 1959-62; B.Bouwman - European Integration: An American Intelligence Connection; R.J.Aldrich - Select Bibliography - Index

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Controversy surrounds the construction of postwar European institutions. How far did the leaders of West European states simply respond to American pressures and to cold war politics? Were they motivated by federalist idealism, or by economic and power-political factors? Why did states behave in different ways towards the many new institutions created during the first fifteen years after the end of the Second World War? These studies, by an international team of historians, use newly released archival material to examine the motivations of national political leaders and their officials. Topics covered include French and British military thinking about European and national defence; British and French officials and their European integration policies; Italian, Belgian and Dutch attitudes towards the politics of postwar European integration; German decision-making elites in the 1950s; Britain and the first attempt to join the EEC; and the covert relationship between the USA and the European federalists.