1st Edition

European Enlargement across Rounds and Beyond Borders

Edited By Haakon A. Ikonomou, Aurélie Andry, Rebekka Byberg Copyright 2017
    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    Enlargement has been an almost constant part of European integration history – going from an improvised exercise to the EU’s most developed foreign policy tool. However, neither the longevity nor the complexity of enlargement has been properly historicised.

    European Enlargement across Rounds and Beyond Borders offers three interdisciplinary, innovative, and indeed radical, new ways of understanding and analysing EC/EU enlargements: first, tracing Longue Durée developments; second, investigating enlargement Beyond the Road to Membership; and third, exploring the Entangled Exchanges and synergies between the EC/EU and its outside. This edited volume will provide fresh perspectives on enlargement as one of the defining processes in Europe in the second half of the 20th century: How are we to understand enlargement as a policy? How has it changed the EU? What is the historical role of the British press in shaping the UK’s visions of Europe? How has enlargement played into Russia’s relationship with today’s EU? Giving answers to these questions, and many more, this volume wishes to spark a broad debate about the roots, range, and repercussions of enlargement, and how historians, and other scholars, should engage with it.

    This publication will be of key interest to scholars and students of modern European history and politics, the European integration process, EU studies, and more broadly multilateral international institutions, history, law and the social sciences.

    Introduction: Towards a New Understanding of Enlargement

    (Haakon A. Ikonomou, Aurélie Andry, and Rebekka Byberg)

    Part I: Longue Durée

    1. Enlargement Disenchanted? Two Transitions to Democracy and Where We Are with Today’s Crisis

    (Antonio Varsori)

    2. Enlargement as Foreign Policy: A Research Agenda

    (Marise Cremona)

    3. Enlargement and Identity: Studying Reasons

    (Helene Sjursen)

    Part II: Beyond the Road to Membership

    4. The Inward-looking outsider? The British Popular Press and European Integration, 1961-1992

    (Mathias Haeussler)

    5. Irish Foreign Policy and European Political Cooperation from Membership to Maastricht: Navigating Neutrality

    (Michael J. Geary)

    6. Enlargement Policy Towards Central and Eastern Europe: What EU Policy-Makers Learned

    (Heather Grabbe)

    Part III: Entangled Exchanges

    7. Enlargement and the EC’s Evolving Democratic Identity 1962–1978

    (Emma De Angelis and Eirini Karamouzi)

    8. The Enlargement Template and the EU’s Relations with Russia

    (Joan DeBardeleben)

    9. Integration From The Outside: The EC and EFTA from 1960 to the 1995 Enlargement

    (Lise Rye)

    10. Communitarian Boomerang: How Norway Changed the Common Fisheries Policy, 1961-1972

    (Haakon A. Ikonomou)

    11. Conclusions

    (N. Piers Ludlow)


    Haakon A. Ikonomou is a postdoc at Aarhus University, Denmark, and holds a PhD in History from the European University Institute, Italy.

    Aurélie Andry is a PhD candidate in History at the European University Institute, Italy, and a Junior Lecturer at Paris-Sorbonne University, France.

    Rebekka Byberg is a PhD candidate in History and Junior Lecturer at the SAXO Institute of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.