The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe

Paperback | December 1, 1997

byLarry Neal, Daniel Barbezat

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The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe integrates economic analysis, political logic, and historical interpretation to convey an American perspective on the movement towards European integration, the external constraints integration faces, and the interplay of nationalconcerns, both economic and political, within the vision of a united Europe. The first part of the text treats Europe as a natural economic unit, (1945-1989) separated into political units that still remain distinct from one another. The authors focus on the most striking aspects of Europeanintegration such as trade, agriculture, and monetary unification. Part II shows the continuing political and economic diversity of Europe by examining the post World War II history of major states and groups of minor states. Knowing the different concerns of the constituent member states isessential for understanding the motivation of the European Unions policies, and for appreciating the extent of its accomplishments. Moreover, the economic logic of European unification is viewed quite differently by each current member state, as well as by potential members. The authors concludewith a discussion of the future of the European Union in an evolving world economy. The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe is an ideal text for economics and political science courses and international business courses.

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The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe integrates economic analysis, political logic, and historical interpretation to convey an American perspective on the movement towards European integration, the external constraints integration faces, and the interplay of nationalconcerns, both economic and political, with...

Daniel Barbezat is at Amherst College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PrefaceAbbreviationsChronology of the European UnionMap 1. The Per Capita Income Levels in EuropeMap w. Europe: The EU Members, Non-Members, Next Members, and the RestPART I. The Economics of the European Union1. The European Union Today: What Lies Behind It? What Lies Ahead?2. European Economic Integration, 1945-1958: All Plans Lead Toward Rome3. The Customs Union: A Step Forward or a Step Backward?4. Creating a Single European Market: Goods, Services, Labor, Capital5. The Budget of the European Union: Accounting for Unity6. The Common Agricultural Policy: Efficiency vs. Self7. The European Monetary System: Deutsche Mark uber Alles8. External Trade Policies: The EU and the Rest of the WorldPART II. The Economies of Europe9. Germany: From Division to Reunification10. France: The Germans, the Colonies, the Provinces11. Italy: The Messogiorno, the Northern League, Scala Mobile, and la Dolce Vita12. Great Britain: Decolonization, Declining Regions, and the Thatcher Legacy13. Benelux and Denmark: Economic Unions, Decolonization, and the Perils of Openness14. Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and Spain: The First Outsiders Rejoin Europe15. Austria, Finland, and Sweden: Part of the Outer Circle Joins In16. Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Turkey: Teh Ope Outs and the Locked Out17. The Next Expansion: From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea to the BalticIndex

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"An excellent blend of economic theory, institutions, and survey of the current conditions in Europe. A very comprehensive text."--Edward F. Stuart, Northeastern Illinois University