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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Why Europe Matters for Britain

The Case for Remaining In

ISBN 9781137576835
Publication Date February 2016
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

As Britain prepares to vote on its continued membership of the EU, this insightful and engaging book sets on the arguments in favour of Britain's continued place in the EU and shows how the EU, in spite of its problems, has made Europe a better, more peaceful, and more prosperous place.

John McCormick is Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University in the United States and has held visiting positions at the University of Exeter and the University of Sussex in the UK. He has written widely on the EU and other subjects, with books that include Understanding the European Union (now in its 6th edition), European Union Politics, The European Superpower, Europeanism, and Contemporary Britain.

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.

Reviews

Timely, persuasive, and elegantly written.' - Rt. Hon Alan Johnson MP
'McCormick's clear, concrete exposition of the unique importance of the EU to all its member states and citizens will inform and enlighten Euro enthusiasts and sceptics alike - and could not have been more timely for the new debate about Britain's role in a changing Union.' - John Palmer, formerly European editor of the Guardian and founder political director of the European Policy Centre
'[A]rgues that closer union has made Europe more prosperous and rejects the idea that the EU is undemocratic. If you are largely pro-Brexit, read … McCormick to see if [he] can change your mind.' – The Sunday Times
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