The Origins & Development of the European Union 1945-2008: A History of European Integration

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The new edition of this accessible introduction to the history of the European Union (EU) has been fully revised and updated to reflect the significant changes within the EU over the past decade. The book is ideal introductory reading for those new to the study of the EU who want a concise and up-to-date account of the political and economic development of the EU.

Author Biography

Dr. Martin J. Dedman is currently a visiting Research Scholar at the McBride Center for International Business, Baylor University, Texas and is a former Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University (1970-2007).

Table of Contents

Preface to the second editionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Prologuep. 1
Originsp. 5
Definition and theories of European integration, 1945-95p. 7
The impact and significance of the European federalist movements and the Council of Europe (1949)p. 14
Conditions in Europe and American and British policies, 1945-49: integration or co-operation?p. 30
Developmentp. 49
The Schuman Plan (1950) and the European Coal and Steel Community (1951)p. 51
German rearmament, the European Defence Community and the demise of the European army, 1950-54p. 62
From the Common Market and the Treaties of Rome (1957) to the first enlargement (1973)p. 82
EMU, the first stage (1973) to the EU (1991)p. 109
From Single Market (1992) to single currency (2002)p. 136
EU Treaty changes and EU external relations, 1998-2008p. 166
Epiloguep. 187
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 199
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