9781137576828

Why Europe Matters for Britain The Case for Remaining In

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137576828

  • ISBN10:

    1137576820

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-01-18
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

As Britain prepares to go to the polls to settle its European future, this powerful and accessible book makes an unequivocal case for Britain remaining in the European Union.

It argues that in spite of the EU's undoubted problems, Europe is a more prosperous, peaceful and secure place as a result of political and economic integration. Not only does the book set out the countless way so in which membership of the EU has improved British lives, but it also takes on the arguments of critics and sceptics. It shows these are too often based on myths and misunderstandings, and shows how a more accurate picture of the EU can enable us to appreciate its achievements and address its challenges.

This is a book that turns the volume down on euroscepticsm, and that will make essential reading for all those who want to understand better what is at stake as Britain prepares to vote on whether to remain in or leave the EU.

Author Biography

John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA. He originally trained in journalism and worked for eight years in the information departments of two London-based environmental interest groups before becoming an academic since when he has published a wide range of books on the EU and other subjects including Understanding European Integration (now in its 5th edition), The European Union, The European Superpower and Contemporary Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Britain's Place in Europe
1. What is Europe?
2. Europe as a Peacemaker
3. Europe as a Marketplace
4. Europe as a Democracy
5. Europe as a Community
6. Europe as a Model
7. Europe as a Global Player
8. Fourteen Reasons Why Europe Matters to Britain

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