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An Historical Introduction To The European Union

Author : Philip Thody
ISBN : 9781134696390
Genre : History
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An Historical Introduction to the European Union is a chronological political history of European integration from the 1950s to the present. It also includes a contextualising survey of wider European history since the 1600s, and places unification against a background of world politics. This clearly written introduction to the essential history, economics and politics of the European Union assumes no prior knowledge. It offers a detailed account of the Union with sections on: * how the Union works * basic principles of the Union * arguments over contested practices, including agriculture * issues of the cold war, enlargement, and the role of the United States * language * single European currency With an annotated bibliography, chronology and guide to the institutions of the European Union, An Historical Introduction to the European Union incorporates the most recent research and detailed treatment of the policies of the European Union.
Category: History

Public Communication In The European Union

Author : Chiara Valentini
ISBN : 9781443818773
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a collection of essays that analyse and discuss EU information and communication policies and activities towards, with, by different publics developed both by the EU institutions at the European, national and local levels and by public organizations and civil society actors. Throughout six thematic parts, the authors examine from different theoretical perspectives (political communication, journalism, public relations and public diplomacy, political science, and cultural studies) and reflect on what it means for the European Union to communicate in multi-national and multi-cultural settings. The originality and strength of this book stand on the capacity to discuss EU communication policies, strategies and actions in their diverse features and, at the same time, to have a clear general picture of the role and function that communication has within the European Union’s governance. The combination of different theoretical frameworks with the latest empirical research findings makes this book a fresh and fascinated collection of insights of what the European Union can achieve with strategic communications.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History Of The European Union

Author : Professor of European Studies Wolfram Kaiser
ISBN : 9781134040926
Genre : History
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This book radically re-conceptualises the origins of the European Union as a trans- and supranational polity as it emerged between the Schuman Plan of May 1950 and the first enlargement of the European Communities at the start of 1973. Drawing upon social science theories and debates as well as recent historical research, Wolfram Kaiser and Morten Rasmussen in their introductory chapters discuss innovative ways of narrating the history of the EU as the emergence of a transnational political society and supranational political system. Building on these insights, eight chapters based on multilateral and multi-archival research follow each with case studies of transnational networks, public sphere and institutional cultures and policy-making which illustrate systematically related aspects of the early history of the EU. In the concluding chapter, leading political scientist Alex Warleigh-Lack demonstrates how greater interdisciplinary cooperation, especially between contemporary history and political studies, can significantly advance our knowledge of the EU as a complex polity. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics, European Studies and History.
Category: History

European Integration Beyond Brussels

Author : Matthew Broad
ISBN : 9783030454456
Genre : History
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Europe is a continent whose history has, in one form or another, long been dominated by integration. And yet the European integration process is often treated as synonymous with the evolution of just one particular, and until recently geographically quite limited, Western-centred organisation: the European Union (EU). This trend obscures the multitude of ways European states have acted collectively on both sides of the Iron Curtain – and continue to do so throughout the continent today. With contributors drawn from history and political science, this book explores some of these diverse integration efforts ‘beyond Brussels’. We shine a light on international organisations, trade frameworks, and various political, social, scientific and cultural forms of unity in both Eastern and Western Europe. In so doing, the book seeks to redefine the history of the European integration process not only as a less purely EU-centric phenomenon but as a less strictly Western European one too.
Category: History

European Union History

Author : Wolfram Kaiser
ISBN : 0230232701
Genre : History
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European integration has had, and is continuing to have, an enormous impact on the state of Europe: through transforming the nation-state; creating new supranational institutions and joint policy-making; integrating markets and liberalizing trade; fiscal redistribution; and through fostering the formation of transnational elite networks and growing identification with Europe; but also through accentuating social friction; raising concerns about the remoteness of supranational policy-making and serving as a focal point for 'Eurosceptic' political mobilization. Thus, it is increasingly crucial for researchers, students and citizens to understand the complex history of the present-day European Union. This book provides them with a highly accessible state of the art introduction to how historians and social scientists have conceptualized, written about, and debated this increasingly shared contemporary history of Europe since World War II.
Category: History

European Union History And Future

Author : Ksenija Premur
ISBN : 9781409218951
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This book deals with history and future of European Union and the status of human rights in developing countries. It consists of two essays - Liberalism as an idea and ideology in the Western Europe while the second is dedicated to economi, political and social relations between EU and Republic of Kazakstan.
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The European Union

Author : Susan Senior Nello
ISBN : 0077107810
Genre : Economic history
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Provides a multidisciplinary account of the European Union. This book is written by a person who has a great deal of experience of teaching on a wide range of EU courses and has worked as an expert for the European Commission.
Category: Economic history

The Construction Of The European Union

Author : 50MINUTES.COM,
ISBN : 9782806289759
Genre : History
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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the European Union in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the development of the European Union. In the turmoil that prevailed after the Second World War, there was a strong desire in Europe to work towards peace and economic recovery, and the continent’s political elites believed that the best way to do this was by working together. However, the closer international cooperation that followed gave rise to fears that countries would lose their national sovereignty, as can be seen in the shock Brexit vote of 2016 and the rise of Eurosceptic parties across the continent. An appreciation of how the EU came to exist in its current form is vital for understanding its achievements to date, the criticisms that have been levelled at it and what the future holds. In just 50 minutes you will: • Understand the circumstances that led to a desire for closer European cooperation • Learn about the steps that resulted in the development of the EU in its current form • Find out how the EU actually works and what challenges it is currently facing ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.
Category: History

The Origins And Development Of The European Union 1945 2008

Author : Martin Dedman
ISBN : 9780415435604
Genre : Political Science
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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.
Category: Political Science

Central European History And The European Union

Author : S. Kirschbaum
ISBN : 9780230579538
Genre : Political Science
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This is a volume of scholarly essays that considers the meaning of Europe by examining aspects of Central European history as well as issues dealing with the EU's enlargement into Central Europe. These factors contribute to ideas of a definition of Europe that reflects the values and aspirations of all its citizens.
Category: Political Science

The European Union

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ISBN : 9798640965711
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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading Less than 21 years after the end of the First World War, the Second World War broke out in September 1939 when on the third day of that month the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany, which had invaded Poland two days earlier. The Second World War would last for nearly six years (although some historians consider the war to have started in Asia in 1937), and all of Europe was ravaged. The Allies, principally the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union, emerged as victors, while the Axis Powers, led by Germany and Japan (Italy had surrendered to the Allies in 1943) were defeated. After two world wars that had decimated the continent of Europe in little more than thirty years, leading politicians believed that a supranational body needed to be created to bring a permanent form of peace to Europe. After the First World War, there was a failed attempt led by US President Woodrow Wilson to create a global League of Nations. After the Second World War, in 1945, the intercontinental organization designed to bring peace and security to the world, the United Nations, was established. However, those in Europe wanted to create a pan-European movement due to European countries' historical, cultural, economic, and social ties. Such a union of European countries would also make it easier to for the United States to administer aid to the countries it had agreed to financially help with the Marshall Plan. The origins of the European Union started with a bilateral treaty signed by France and Britain in 1947. Through a number of treaties, the alliance among Western European countries grew in strength and power to encompass economic, political, and social ideals. The first formal organization, the European Coal and Steel Community comprising six countries, gave way to the more cohesive organization the European Economic Community, which in turn was a forebear to the European Union. During this evolution the European confederate project continued to grow in geographical size, economic cohesion, and shared political beliefs. Today, the European Union now has 27 member countries and a population of nearly 450 million, with shared political institutions, a common economic market, an international currency in circulation in the majority of member states, and a commitment to peace, democracy, justice, and human rights. The European Union: The History of the Political and Economic Union of Europe's Nations after World War II examines how the various attempts to forge a union came together after the war and led to the current EU. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the EU like never before.
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Politics And Economics In The History Of The European Union

Author : Alan S. Milward
ISBN : 0415329418
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Graz Scumpeter lectures are given on an annual basis by leading scholars that transcend a single disciplinary discourse. This new book based on the lectures given by Alan Milward is an eagerly awaited volume in this series.
Category: Business & Economics

Shaping Parliamentary Democracy

Author : Alfredo De Feo
ISBN : 9783030272135
Genre : History
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This book analyses nearly 100 original interviews with Members of the European Parliament from across the European Union who were active between 1979 and 2019. These interviews, preserved in the Historical Archives of the European Union at the European University Institute, capture the memories of the MEPs about their own roles and their assessment of what the parliament achieved in developing a European parliamentary democracy in the forty years following the first direct elections. The book offers a taste of the interviews in ten chapters, each of which corresponds to a specific theme presented in the archive: choosing the parliament, working inside the parliament machine, living inside the political groups, playing a part in major moments, influencing and shaping policy, scrutinizing and holding to account, making a mark beyond the EU, communicating the work of the parliament, keeping in touch with national societies, and looking to the future.
Category: History

Israel And The European Union

Author : Sharon Pardo
ISBN : 9780739148129
Genre : Political Science
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Israel and the European Union: A Documentary History, by Sharon Pardo and Joel Peters, traces the history of Israeli-European Union relations as they have unfolded in their full complexity over the past half century. This collection of documents offers an insight both into the dynamics of Israeli-European relations and of the European Union's emerging role as an international actor, particularly in the Middle East.
Category: Political Science

The European Union A Citizen S Guide

Author : Chris Bickerton
ISBN : 9780141983103
Genre : Political Science
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The essential Pelican introduction to the European Union - its history, its politics, and its role today For most of us today, 'Europe' refers to the European Union. At the centre of a seemingly never-ending crisis, the EU remains a black box, closed to public understanding. Is it a state? An empire? Is Europe ruled by Germany or by European bureaucrats? Does a single European economy exist after all these years of economic integration? And should the EU have been awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2012? Critics tell us the EU undermines democracy. Are they right? In this provocative volume, political scientist Chris Bickerton provides an answer to all these key questions and more at a time when understanding what the EU is and what it does is more important than ever before.
Category: Political Science

The Community Of Europe

Author : Derek W. Urwin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008742533
Genre : Business & Economics
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The period since 1945 has seen political events and socio-economic developments of enormous significance for the human race. This series explores these developments.
Category: Business & Economics

Brexit

Author : David Ramiro Troitiño
ISBN : 9783319734149
Genre : Law
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While the discussions among Brexiters mainly focus on the referendum of 2016 or David Cameron’s “great miscalculation” and its repercussions, this book looks at the Brexit as a process that began decades earlier. It analyses EU-UK relations from a new perspective, taking into consideration the historical background, political aspects, and legal and economic matters. The book provides a holistic understanding of the Brexit, approaching the referendum and its outcomes as the culmination of a long process rather than an isolated political event crafted within the corridors of Westminster or Downing Street 10. Accordingly, it addresses a range of thematic issues, historical patterns of political and economic behavior both within and beyond the United Kingdom, and possible future effects on relations between the Union and one of its most important members.
Category: Law