The European Union : Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration / Edition 3

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Dinan's book - written in an accessible, straightforward style - explains clearly the extent of European integration since World War II. Part 1 explores the European Community's history and political developments since the early 1950s, including the emergence of the European Union in the early 1990s. Part 2 describes and analyses EC and EU institutions. Part 3 assesses the Community's policies and programs, from agriculture to industry, from social affairs to science and technology. Imaginative and interdisciplinary in approach, the book makes the EU comprehensible and whets the appetite for further research. It is essential reading for all who are interested in the emerging New Europe.
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Section I presents visions of a united Europe expressed by some primary shapers of the European Union. Section II introduces the work of early scholars, dealing with ideas of federalism, functionalism, and intergovernmentalism. Section III features contemporary scholarship on the integration process. Introductions set a context for each selection and summarize its arguments. This second edition is focused more on ideas informing theory and practice of European integration rather than EU policy making. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588262318
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 375
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Visions of a United Europe
1 The Ventotene Manifesto 3
2 The Tragedy of Europe 7
3 The Schuman Declaration 13
4 Preambles to the Treaties Establishing the European Communities (Treaties of Paris and Rome) 15
5 A Ferment of Change 19
6 A Concert of European States 27
7 Preamble to the Single European Act 45
8 A Family of Nations 49
9 A Necessary Union 55
10 Preamble to the Treaty on European Union (The Maastricht Treaty) 69
11 Reflections on European Policy 71
Pt. 2 Early Currents in Integration Theory
12 Altiero Spinelli and the Strategy for the United States of Europe 85
13 A Working Peace System 93
14 Political Community and the North Atlantic Area 115
15 The Uniting of Europe 139
16 Political Integration: Definitions and Hypotheses 145
17 Obstinate or Obsolete? The Fate of the Nation-State and the Case of Western Europe 157
18 The Theory of Economic Integration: An Introduction 173
Pt. 3 Current Debates in Integration Theory
19 European Community and Nation-State: A Case for a Neofederalism? 189
20 1992: Recasting the European Bargain 195
21 Negotiating the Single European Act: National Interests and Conventional Statecraft in the European Community 217
22 Europe Before the Court: A Political Theory of Legal Integration 241
23 European Integration from the 1980s: State-Centric v. Multi-Level Governance 273
24 The Path to European Integration: A Historical Institutionalist Analysis 295
25 The Study of the European Community: The Challenge to Comparative Politics 323
26 Economic and Monetary Union: The Primacy of High Politics 335
Index 345
About the Book 359
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