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The Community of Europe

A History of European Integration Since 1945, 2nd Edition

By Derek W. Urwin


304 pages

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This hugely successful history of political and economic integration in Western Europe since the Second World War -- and especially, but by no means exclusively, the European Community itself -- was first published in 1991, to general acclaim. Since then much turbulent water has flowed under the bridges of Maastricht and Strasbourg. Now, in this welcome Second Edition, Derek Urwin has brought the story fully up to date, with an account of developments since 1991 and an assessment of the mood and prospects of Europe and the Community today.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and acronyms

Editorial foreword

1. The persisting idea of Europe

2. The Cold War, the United States and Europe

3. The opening gambits

4. The European Coal and Steel Comunity

5. The road to Rome

6. The European Economic Community

7. The Europe of the Seven

8. De Gaulle and the EEC

9. The question of enlargement

10. Movement on all fronts

11. The revival of ambition

12. The emergence of summitry

13. The internal policy world of the EC

14. Problems of territorial assimilation

15. The search for political integration

16. Towards 1992 Appendices.

A guide to further reading.

Map showing the growth of the European Economic Community


About the Author

Derek Urwin is Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen.

About the Series

The Postwar World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General