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