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Rethinking Europe's Future / Edition 1
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Rethinking Europe's Future / Edition 1

by David P. Calleo
 

ISBN-10: 069111367X

ISBN-13: 9780691113678

Pub. Date: 02/10/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Rethinking Europe's Future is a major reevaluation of Europe's prospects as it enters the twenty-first century. David Calleo has written a book worthy of the complexity and grandeur of the challenges Europe now faces. Summoning the insights of history, political economy, and philosophy, he explains why Europe was for a long time the world's greatest problem

Overview

Rethinking Europe's Future is a major reevaluation of Europe's prospects as it enters the twenty-first century. David Calleo has written a book worthy of the complexity and grandeur of the challenges Europe now faces. Summoning the insights of history, political economy, and philosophy, he explains why Europe was for a long time the world's greatest problem and how the Cold War's bipolar partition brought stability of a sort. Without the Cold War, Europe risks revisiting its more traditional history. With so many contingent factors--in particular Russia and Europe's Muslim neighbors--no one, Calleo believes, can pretend to predict the future with assurance. Calleo's book ponders how to think about this future.

The book begins by considering the rival ''lessons'' and trends that emerge from Europe's deeper past. It goes on to discuss the theories for managing the traditional state system, the transition from autocratic states to communitarian nation states, the enduring strength of nation states, and their uneasy relationship with capitalism. Calleo next focuses on the Cold War's dynamic legacies for Europe--an Atlantic Alliance, a European Union, and a global economy. These three systems now compete to define the future.

The book's third and major section examines how Europe has tried to meet the present challenges of Russian weakness and German reunification. Succeeding chapters focus on Maastricht and the Euro, on the impact of globalization on Europeanization, and on the EU's unfinished business--expanding into ''Pan Europe,'' adapting a hybrid constitution, and creating a new security system. Calleo presents three models of a new Europe--each proposing a different relationship with the U.S. and Russia. A final chapter probes how a strong European Union might affect the world and the prospects for American hegemony. This is a beautifully written book that offers rich insight into a critical moment in our history, whose outcome will shape the world long after our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691113678
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/10/2003
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Chapter One: Old Europe and New Europe 1
Part One Europe's Living History
Chapter Two: Competing Lessons of World War I 17
Chapter Three: Europe's States and State System 33
Chapter Four: From States to Nation States 48
Chapter Five: The Nation State and Capitalism 67
Part Two Legacies of the Cold War
Chapter Six: The Three Postwar Systems: An Overview 87
Chapter Seven: Bipolar Europe 111
Chapter Eight: Confederal Europe: From Rome to Maastricht 135
Chapter Nine: Europe in the Global Economy 154
Chapter Ten: Cold War Lessons, Old and New 176
Part Three The New Europe
Chapter Eleven: Europe after the Soviet Shock: Maastricht and the EMU 185
Chapter Twelve: Globalism and the Case for a European Bloc 207
Chapter Thirteen: Unfinished Business I: Constitutional Projects 250
Chapter Fourteen: Unfinished Business II: Security after the Cold War 299
Chapter Fifteen: Unfinished Business III: Organizing Pan-Europe 337
Chapter Sixteen: Europe in the New World Order 354
Index 375

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