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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Europe Recast

A History of European Union

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137436443
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The European Union Series

Written by a leading authority, and highly successful textbook author, in a clear, entertaining and accessible style, the fully updated 2nd edition of the leading text on the history and evolution of the European Union tells the story of European integration from its modern origins in the 1940s to the challenges of the Eurozone crisis. Organized chronologically with each chapter broadly covering a decade, a thematic introduction and concluding chapter draw out key issues and themes and assess rival interpretations.

Desmond Dinan is Professor of Public Policy and Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy at George Mason University, USA. His numerous publications include Ever Closer Union (4th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

1. Introduction
2. Finding a Way Forward
3. Europe of the Communities
4. Constructing the European Community
5. Setbacks and Struggles
6. Variable Weather
7. Transformation
8. Achieving European Union
9. The Triumphs and Tribulations of European Union
10. The Limits of European Union
11. Conclusion.


Reviews of the first edition:
'A fascinating account that is not dull and dry, but rather full of idealism, bureaucratic intrigue, personalities and political entrepreneurs, ideological struggles, and fluctuating international complexities and environments. Dinan masterfully brings these all together to provide an excellent treatment of the European Community's and later the European Union's institutional and policy development.' - Peter H. Loedel, EUSA Review
'Useful as a set text for any chronologically structured course.' - Michelle Cini, Times Higher Education Supplement
'The book is a gem...a good read for those of us who know the story, and an even better one for students who do not.' - Steven B. Wolinetz, International Journa
l'Dinan's comprehensive and readable history of European integration draws on a rich array of sources, including his own extensive EU experience. Students and scholars alike will find a new insight on every page!' - Brent Nelsen, Furman University
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