The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe / Edition 1

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Overview

The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe integrates economic analysis, political logic, and historical interpretation to convey an American perspective on the movement towards European integration, the external constraints integration faces, and the interplay of national concerns, both economic and political, within the vision of a united Europe. The first part of the text treats Europe as a natural economic unit, (1945-1989) separated into political units that still remain distinct from one another. The authors focus on the most striking aspects of European integration such as trade, agriculture, and monetary unification. Part II shows the continuing political and economic diversity of Europe by examining the post World War II history of major states and groups of minor states. Knowing the different concerns of the constituent member states is essential for understanding the motivation of the European Unions policies, and for appreciating the extent of its accomplishments. Moreover, the economic logic of European unification is viewed quite differently by each current member state, as well as by potential members. The authors conclude with a discussion of the future of the European Union in an evolving world economy. The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe is an ideal text for economics and political science courses and international business courses.

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"A new market has emerged recently for executives in companies merging with or being purchased by a European firm....While many of these individuals will have strong business backgrounds, they will not have a similar depth of information on the individual nations which comprise the European Union. Thus for this growing market segment a single text such as the one by Neal and Barbezat will be most welcome." — Joseph Rallo, College of Business, Ferris State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195110685
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/8/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Amherst College

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Chronology of the European Union
Map 1. The Per Capita Income Levels in Europe
Map w. Europe: The EU Members, Non-Members, Next Members, and the Rest
PART I. The Economics of the European Union
1. The European Union Today: What Lies Behind It? What Lies Ahead?
2. European Economic Integration, 1945-1958: All Plans Lead Toward Rome
3. The Customs Union: A Step Forward or a Step Backward?
4. Creating a Single European Market: Goods, Services, Labor, Capital
5. The Budget of the European Union: Accounting for Unity
6. The Common Agricultural Policy: Efficiency vs. Self
7. The European Monetary System: Deutsche Mark uber Alles
8. External Trade Policies: The EU and the Rest of the World
PART II. The Economies of Europe
9. Germany: From Division to Reunification
10. France: The Germans, the Colonies, the Provinces
11. Italy: The Messogiorno, the Northern League, Scala Mobile, and la Dolce Vita
12. Great Britain: Decolonization, Declining Regions, and the Thatcher Legacy
13. Benelux and Denmark: Economic Unions, Decolonization, and the Perils of Openness
14. Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and Spain: The First Outsiders Rejoin Europe
15. Austria, Finland, and Sweden: Part of the Outer Circle Joins In
16. Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Turkey: Teh Ope Outs and the Locked Out
17. The Next Expansion: From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea to the Baltic
Index

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