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1st Edition

Britain and European Integration 1945-1998
A Documentary History

ISBN 9781138874350
Published December 1, 2014 by Routledge

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Book Description

An illuminating and comprehensive exploration of a subject which has dominated the British political scene for much of the period since the Second World War. Through a wide and varied collection of documents, complemented by detailed and perceptive analysis, this book explores Britain's reactions to the dynamics of European integration.
Key subjects covered include:
* European unity and "missed opportunities" in the early post-war years
* the Commonwealth dimension and the "special relationship"
* Britain's belated attempts to join the EC in the 1960s
* the singlecurrency.0L Many of its numerous sources are made widely accessible here for the first time. It is an invaluable resource for all students of Politics, Modern British History and European Studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reconstruction and European Unity; Chapter 2 ‘Lost Opportunities’; Chapter 3 The ‘Special Relationship’; Chapter 4 Kith and kin; Chapter 5 Knocking at the Door; Chapter 6 Another Veto; Chapter 7 Entry and Renegotiation; Chapter 8 In Transition; Chapter 9 ‘No, No, Yes’; Chapter 10 Staying in but Opting Out; Chapter 11 New Labour and Europe;

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David Gowland is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee.,
Arthur Turner is Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee.


'a varied collection of previously inaccessible documents for the period 1945-1998' - European Access Plus