First published in 1999, this text addresses the question of Britain's role in Europe from a range of disciplinary perspectives including history, politics, sociology and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Australia, the New Britain and the New Europe – an Identity or Three? Part 1. Prehistories. 2. English Historiography and the Invention of Britain and Europe. Conal Condren. 3. Enlightenment, Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism. John Gascoigne. 4. The Strange Case of British Music. Roger Covell. Part 2. Previous Engagements. 5. Perceptions of Britain in Wilhelmine Social Democracy. Dick Geary. 6. The Intellectual Connections between British and European Economists in the 1920s: Cambridge and Geneva on International Economic Policies. Grant Fleming. 7. The British in the Rhineland. Heidi Zogbaum. Part 3. A New Britain in a New Europe? 8. Britain, the European Union and National Identity. Peter Shearman. 9. New Europe, New Labour: British European Policy Reconsidered. Helen Wallace. 10. The Sources of New Labour. Rodney Smith. 11. Public Opinion, Sovereignty and the European Union. Elim Papadakis. Part 4. Nation and Region. 12. Scotland and the New Regionalism. James Mitchell. 13. An England of the Regions in a Europe of the Regions? John Murphy. 14. Regional Inequality: the New Germany and the European Union. Hans Joachim Meyer. Part 5. Refractions. 15. Europhobia in the New Tory Historiography. Andrew Bonnell. 16. "Grass Roots": Eric Cantona, Jurgen Klinsmann and the Europeanisation of English Football. Andy Smith.