1st Edition

The United States and the European Union The Political Economy of A Relationship

By Terrence R. Guay Copyright 2001

    First Published in 2001. This book provides a concise yet thorough overview of the interactions between the world's dominant country and the world's most developed institution. The book examines the major events in the history of US-EU relations, and suggests that changes in the international political economy play a key role in shaping this relationship: the US and the EU are in a constant state of competition and cooperation that varies by issue and policy area.

    The United States and the European Union is well-suited for researchers interested in Europe's external relations, US foreign policy, political economy and contemporary global issues.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Beginning a Relationship; Chapter 3 Relationship under Strain; Chapter 4 Rise of a Multidimensional Actor; Chapter 5 A Post Cold War Relationship; Chapter 6 Conclusion; Bibliography Index; Author Index;


    Terrence Guay is Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Director of Graduate Studies for the International Relations Program, in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University.