The European Union

The European Union

by Noel Merino

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ISBN-13: 9780737739992
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2008
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
What Do European Union Member States Want for Their Future?
Chapter Preface     19
European Union Members Are Divided in Their Vision of the Future   Jeffrey Kopstein     21
The European Union's Future Should Be Defined by the Pursuit of Six Shared Goals   Timothy Garton Ash     26
Disagreement over the European Union Constitution Is a Hopeful Sign for Democracy   Gary Younge     37
Nationalism Will Always Be More Powerful than Allegiance to the European Union   Patrick J. Buchanan     42
The European Union Needs to Become More Centralized and Define Its Future   Charles Kupchan     47
Periodical Bibliography     53
What Countries Should Be Members of the European Union?
Chapter Preface     55
The European Union Will Continue to Expand   Hans-Juergen Zahorka     57
The European Union Faces Hurdles to Continued Expansion   The Economist     67
Turkey Should Be Allowed to Join the European Union   Orhan Pamuk     72
Turkey Should Not Be Allowed to Join the European Union   Tom Spencer     77
Great Britain Should Leave the European Union   Vernon Coleman     83
Great Britain Should Remain in the European Union   Richard Laming     89
Periodical Bibliography     95
Is the European Union Succeeding Globally?
Chapter Preface     97
America Can Maintain Global Security on Its Own   Robert Kagan     99
America Needs the Help of the European Union for Global Security   Ronald D. Asmus   Kenneth M. Pollack     106
The Economy of the European Union Is Not Doing Well   Richard W. Rahn     114
The Economy of the European Union Is Doing Well   Olivier J. Blanchard     119
Europe's Employment Practices Hurt the European Union Economy   Bruce Bartlett     124
Europe's Employment Practices Do Not Hurt the European Union Economy   Thomas Geoghegan     129
Airbus and Other European Companies Get Unfair Advantages$dInvestor's Business Daily     135
Airbus and Other European Companies Are Thriving Fair and Square   Floyd J. McKay     140
Periodical Bibliography     145
What Should the EU Do About Its Diverse Nationalities and Languages?
Chapter Preface     147
A European Identity Is Compatible with National Identity   Kyle James     149
There Is No European Identity, Only National Identity   Daniel Hannan      155
The European Union's Many Official Languages Create Challenges   James Owen     160
The European Union's Many Official Languages Are Necessary   European Commission     166
French Should Be the Official Language of the European Union   Dan Bilefsky     172
Periodical Bibliography     177
For Further Discussion     178
Organizations to Contact     181
Bibliography of Books     186
Index     189

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