Europe Today : National Politics, European Integration, and European Security / Edition 2by Ronald Tiersky
Pub. Date: 03/15/2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This engaging book, a true twenty-first century enterprise, is the only text that offers both country case studies and discussion of the European Union in one sustained volume. The contributors, an authoritative group of Americans and Europeans, explore the new Europe—west and east—using intertwining themes of domestic politics, European integration, and European security. The chapters—divided into country, institutional, and thematic sections—are both student and teacher friendly: clearly written, engaging, and tailored for classroom discussion. Each chapter provides necessary basic information and explanations, enhanced by an accessible and distinctive perspective on concepts and current debates. Now thoroughly revised for 2004, Europe Today is the first European politics text to offer current analysis on the invasion of Iraq, NATO and European security, U.S.-European relations, and enlargement issues. All chapters from the first edition have been comprehensively updated, and completely new chapters have been added on Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, monetary union, security, and migration. With its strong international emphasis and focus on Europe before and after Iraq, professors will be able to use this text to lead students toward a coherent view of intra-European conflicts, Europe and the United States, and Europe's international responsibilities. A new website devoted exclusively to the book, with regularly updated statistics, analysis, and links for each chapter, will provide a rich resource for students seeking additional information and researching classroom assignments.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 2 Map of Europe Chapter 3 Timeline of Events Leading to the Current State of the European Union Part 4 I Institutions and Issues Chapter 5 Europe: International Crisis and the Future of Integration Chapter 6 The European Union: From Community to Constitution Chapter 7 European Monetary Union and the Problem of Macroeconomic Governance Chapter 8 NATO: European Security and Beyond? Chapter 9 EU Enlargement: The Return to Europe Chapter 10 Keep Out! Protectionism, Migration Control, and Globalization Chapter 11 The Making of a Supranational Rule of Law: The Battle for Supremacy Part 12 II Countries Chapter 13 Unified Germany: The Desire for Stability and the Need for Change Chapter 14 France: Ending the Gaullist Era? Chapter 15 Britain: In and Out of Europe? Chapter 16 Italy: A Society in Search of a State Chapter 17 Spain: "Middle Power" or "Major Player"? Chapter 18 Scandinavia: Still the Middle Way? Chapter 19 Poland: Breaking Multiple Barriers
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