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Britain's Failure to Enter the European Community 1961-63: The Enlargement Negotiations and Crises in European, Atlantic and Commonwealth Relations [NOOK Book]

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The essays collected here outline a number of factors which made the EC too young to be able to assimilate Britain's important interests, and the British over-optimistic in their approach to negotiations with the Community. The role of conflict over Western strategy and European political union in the breakdown of the negotiations is re-assessed, and the negotiations over agriculture and the Commonwealth are revealed in an entirely new light.
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Britain's Failure to Enter the European Community 1961-63: The Enlargement Negotiations and Crises in European, Atlantic and Commonwealth Relations

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Overview

The essays collected here outline a number of factors which made the EC too young to be able to assimilate Britain's important interests, and the British over-optimistic in their approach to negotiations with the Community. The role of conflict over Western strategy and European political union in the breakdown of the negotiations is re-assessed, and the negotiations over agriculture and the Commonwealth are revealed in an entirely new light.
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Aware of the sometimes primary importance of events that never happened, a dozen historians incorporate material from recently opened archives into essays from a July 1993 conference in Cambridge, England. They consider the impact on the European Community of Britain's first application to join, the place of various actors in regional and global politics, and the breakdown of negotiations. They find the Community to have been too young to assimilate Britain's special interests, and Britain to have been over-optimistic about what they could achieve. Paper edition (unseen), $22.50. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136307072
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1 The first failure to steer Britain into the European Communities: an introduction 1
2 A slow one hundred and eighty degree turn: British policy towards the Common Market, 1955-60 35
3 De Gaulle and the British 'application' to join the Common Market 51
4 'Master-minding' a new Western Europe: the key actors at Brussels in the superpower conflict 70
5 Anglo-Commonwealth relations and EEC membership: the problem of the old Dominions 93
6 British agriculture and the Brussels negotiations: a problem of trust 108
7 Legal problems for British accession 120
8 The Fouchet negotiations for political union and the British application 135
9 Small state on the sidelines: Denmark and the question of European political integration 144
10 American 'Europeanists', Monnet's Action Committee and British membership 164
11 Grand designs and the diplomatic breakdown 191
12 Eye-witness views of the Brussels breakdown 213
Chronology 257
Select bibliography 261
Index 265
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