European Union History Products

  • The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories

    State-building without a state

    By Dimitris Bouris

    This book analyses the present European Union (EU) approach to state-building, both in policy and operation. It offers a review of the literature on peace-building, EU state-building and conflict resolution, before examining in detail the EU’s role as a state-builder in the case of the Occupied…

    Paperback – 2015-11-07 
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Irish Economic Development

    High-performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever?

    By Eoin O'Leary

    This book offers a discerning narrative on the spectacular rise and fall of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy. It depicts Ireland as a micro-state with a unique reliance on foreign-assisted businesses, driven in part by a favourable taxation regime. It shows that rent-seeking by trades unions and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-11
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Diplomacy in Japan-EU Relations

    From the Cold War to the Post-Bipolar Era

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    Since the 1950s, Japan-Europe relations have been characterised by a mutual coldness in terms of diplomatic dialogue, punctuated by a number of trade disputes. This book analyses the development of the political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and Europe, and shows that – especially…

    Hardback – 2013-06-17
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Post-identity?

    Culture and European Integration

    Edited by Richard McMahon

    Collective identity, the emotionally powerful sense of belonging to a group, is a crucial source of popular legitimacy for nations. However efforts since the 1990s to politically support European integration by using identity mechanisms borrowed from nationalism have had very limited success.…

    Hardback – 2013-06-13
    Studies in European Sociology

  • The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War

    2nd Edition

    By Norrie Macqueen

    This is the first introduction to the United Nation's activities during the Cold War period. It combines a history of the UN with a broader account of east-west diplomacy during the Cold War and after. Norrie MacQueen begins by looking at the formation, structure and functions of the UN. Then,…

    Paperback – 2011-07-07
    Seminar Studies

  • The European Union Since 1945

    2nd Edition

    By Alasdair Blair

    The European Union faces a crossroads in the twenty-first century. While there is evidence of declining enthusiasm for European integration, the EU plays an increasingly vital role in tackling problems that can no longer be dealt with at member state level.  In recent years, the EU has…

    Paperback – 2010-07-08
    Seminar Studies

  • Reluctant Europeans

    Britain and European Integration 1945-1998

    By David Gowland, Arthur Turner

    During the past fifty years few issues in British politics have generated such heated controversy as Britain's approach to European integration. Why has Europe had such an explosive impact on British politics? What impelled British policymakers to embrace a European destiny and why did they take…

    Paperback – 1999-10-13

  • The Community of Europe

    A History of European Integration Since 1945, 2nd Edition

    By Derek W. Urwin

    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…

    Paperback – 1994-12-12
    The Postwar World

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