Building a Bigger Europe: EU and NATO Enlargement in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Building a Bigger Europe

EU and NATO Enlargement in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

By Martin A. Smith, Graham Timmins


198 pages

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This title was first published in 2000: A fresh and original study of EU and NATO enlargement, which sets both in a comparative context and considers them against a backdrop of the evolution of a pan-European security community. The book is divided into two parts. In part one the authors examine and discuss the EU and NATO enlargement processes and the ’incremental linkage’ which has developed between them. The major issues and challenges facing the two institutions as they ponder the next steps in enlargement are also assessed. Part two includes separate chapters on the post-Cold War evolution of the EU and NATO overall. These discussions focus on their strengths and limitations in contributing to the broader and more co-operative kind of European security which the end of the Cold War makes possible. The final chapters examine a number of possible scenarios under which the EU and NATO either succeed or fail in contributing significantly to the development of a new European security order. The potential consequences for both the institutions themselves and for European security generally will be explored and assessed.


’…Smith and Timmins argue persuasively in this volume…good background reading for students of border issues in Europe…’ Boundary and Security Bulletin ’…written in a refreshingly neutral tone…graduate students and advanced undergraduates will find this book cogent and well researched.’ International Affairs

Table of Contents

Contents: Chronology of events; The EU and NATO after the Cold War; EU and NATO policy towards Central and Eastern Europe 1989-1997; Beyond the Amsterdam and Madrid summits; NATO’s changing roles; The EU and the challenge of enlargement; A bigger and a better Europe?; Bibliography; Index.

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