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The Uniting of Europe

From Consolidation to Enlargement, 2nd Edition

By Stanley Henig


152 pages

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Paperback: 9780415270113
pub: 2002-10-03
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pub: 2002-10-24
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The Uniting of Europe provides an accessible introduction to the history of European integration and places European unification within a wider political and economic context The book shows how institutional developments have been conditioned by wider international considerations. The Uniting of Europe considers:

* the impact of the Cold War and the superpowers on Europe

* Britain's decision to join the Community

* the consequences of German reunification

* the problem of nationalism in Eastern Europe

* key personalities, parties, regimes and political systems.

This Second edition brings the history of the European Union up to date to include the Amsterdam and Nice treaties, as well as other contemporary issues such as the impact of events in Yugoslavia, the changing relationship with the US and British membership of the single currency.

Table of Contents

1. Europe in 1945 2. The Context for Integration 3. The Emergence of the Six 4. The European Community 5. The Six in Search of Identity 6. Widening and Deepening 7. From Community to Union 8. Maastricht and the European Union 9. Conclusion: Towards a Federal Europe Notes Glossary Annotated Bibliography

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The Making of the Contemporary World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century