In this fresh and timely account, Michael Calingaert explores the successes and failures of European economic and political integration, analyzes the factors that will determine its future course, and outlines the directions the European Union is moving in as it approaches the 21st century. Assessing U.S. interests affected by European integration, Calingaert recommends policies for the United States to consider in the face of an increasingly consolidated Europe. With its broad coverage and readable synthesis of a wealth of detailed information, this book will be of interest to students, scholars, and policymakers alike.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Maastricht and Beyond: Consolidating the EU -- The Changing Scene -- Movement Toward Economic Integration: The Single Market Program -- Other Aspects of Economic Integration -- Movement Toward Political Integration -- Facing the Future -- Prospects: Internal Conflicts -- Prospects: Determining Factors -- Prospects for Integration -- US Interests and Policies -- Implications for US Economic Interests -- US-EU International Interaction -- US Policy Response to European Integration