Origins and Evolution of the European Union

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EditorDesmond Dinan

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This well-respected text provides a lively, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the emergence and evolution of the European Union from the aftermath of the Second World War to the uncertainties of the present era. It explains the forces, events, and individuals that have shaped one ofthe most unusual and controversial political entities in history. This second edition, which forms part of the successful New EU series, covers key issues including the antecedents of European integration in the years before the Second World War; the challenges of reconstruction and reconciliationin the early post-war period; the ups and downs of European integration in 1960s and 1970s; the acceleration of European integration in the late 1980s and early 1990s; almost-continuous enlargement; the eurozone crisis; the constitutionalization of the EU; and Britain's troubled membership. The textis updated throughout and includes new chapters focusing on Britain and European integration, and the constitutionalization of the EU.Further reading guides encourage students to develop their interest and understanding, and this text is one of many OUP EU titles supported by an online resource centre including:* Maps of enlargement* Journal articles* Interactive map of Europe* Interactive timeline* Web links

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This well-respected text provides a lively, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the emergence and evolution of the European Union from the aftermath of the Second World War to the uncertainties of the present era. It explains the forces, events, and individuals that have shaped one ofthe most unusual and controversial political...

Desmond Dinan is Professor of Public Policy and Ad personam Jean Monnet Professor and Director, International Commerce and Policy Program at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:March 20, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199570825

ISBN - 13:9780199570829

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Part I Continuity and Change1. Peter Stirk: Integration and Disintegration before 1945Part II The Postwar Context2. David A. Messenger: Dividing Europe: The Cold War and European Integration3. John R. Gillingham: The German Problem and European IntegrationPart III Shaping the European Community4. Wendy Asbeek Brusse: Liberalization, Convertibility, and the Common Market5. Craig Parsons: The Triumph of Community Europe6. Jeffrey Vanke: Charles de Gaulle's Uncertain Idea of EuropePart IV From European Community to European Union7. Richard T. Griffiths: Under the shadow of stagflation: European integration in the 1970s8. Ann-Christina L. Knudsen: European Integration in the Image and the Shadow of Agriculture9. N. Piers Ludlow: From Deadlock to Dynamism: The European Community in the 1980s10. Dorothee Heisenberg: From the Single Market to the Single Currency11. Jeffrey J. Anderson: The European Union, the Soviet Union, and the End of the Cold War12. Anna Michalski: The Enlarging European UnionPart V Abiding Issues13. Desmond Dinan: A Special Case: The United Kingdom and the European Union14. Berthold Rittberger: The European Union: A Constitutional Order in the MakingPart VI Historiography15. Desmond Dinan: The Historiography of European Integration