"Empire" by Integration: The United States and European Integration, 1945-1997

Paperback | January 1, 1998

byGeir Lundestad

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"Empire" by Integration is the first comprehensive survey of the American policy towards European integration from 1945 to the present day. Geir Lundestad argues that, unlike other Great Powers, the United States strongly supported the integration of the most important area under itsinfluence: Western Europe. This integration was, however, to take place within an American-dominated Atlantic framework. In the provocative words of the author this was a policy of "empire" by integration. Professor Lundestad takes a clear, chronological approach to the subject, from the beginnings of European integration after the Second World War, the challenge to American policy on European integration by President Charles de Gaulle, and the modified support for European integration in theNixon-Kissinger years through to the present revived support for European integration under the Clinton administration. "Empire" by Integration provides a succinct, provocative, and highly readable account of this crucial aspect of American-Western European relations. It will be an ideal textbook for use on courses including International Relations, US Modern History, and European Integration.

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"Empire" by Integration is the first comprehensive survey of the American policy towards European integration from 1945 to the present day. Geir Lundestad argues that, unlike other Great Powers, the United States strongly supported the integration of the most important area under itsinfluence: Western Europe. This integration was, howe...

Geir Lundestad is Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Professor of International History at the University of Oslo. His numerous publications include The American "Empire" and other Studies of US Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective (1990, The Fall of Great Powers, Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy (1994), and East, Wes...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Basic Arguments2. The Public American Position, 1945-19973. The Motives for America's Support of European Integration4. The United States and the Beginnings of European Integration, 1945-19505. The Atlantic Framework for European Integration, 1950-19606. De Gaulle's Challenge to the Atlantic Framework, 1960-19697. The European Economic Challenge to the Atlantic Framework, 1945-19728. Nixon-Kissinger Reappraisal, 1969-19769. The US and European Integration from Carter to Clinton, 1977-199710. What Difference did US Support Make to European Integration?11. Why Was There Not More Atlantic Integration?12. America's "Empire": The Comparative Dimension13. The Past, the Present, and the FutureBibliography; Index

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It remains a useful book and provides a valuable extended commentary of the US position on European integration whilst also directly addressing some key questions...It is an essential library purchase. European Foreign Affairs Review 1999