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The community of Europe : a history of European integration since 1945 / Derek W. Urwin.

By: Urwin, Derek W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Postwar world: Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1991Description: 274 p.ISBN: 0582045304 (cased); 9780582045309 (cased); 0582045312 (paper); 9780582045316 (paper).Subject(s): Europe -- Economic integration -- History | European Economic Community -- History | Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1945- | Economic integration History | EuropeAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Community of Europe.DDC classification: 337.1/4/09045 Other classification: 15.70 | 3,6
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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HC241 .U78 1991 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001118512

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Urwin outlines the establishment and growth of the European Economic Community (EC) from 1947 and discusses key aspects of the process of economic and political integration in Western Europe up to July 1990, when East Germany was absorbed into the EC following the reunification of Germany. The author displays his extensive knowledge of modern European history in a way that will be appealing to the general reader, and his methodical approach will be useful to undergraduate students seeking an introduction to most of the issues involved in Europe as it moves toward achievement of a fully integrated market by the end of 1992. A map and a chronology of developments are included to illustrate the expansion of the EC through successive stages of enlargement from the original 6 to the current membership of 12 nations. Although there are no chapter notes, some sources are acknowledged in the text, and a bibliographic guide to further reading is provided. Unfortunately, a lack of attention paid to the impact of the EC on the global economy is somewhat surprising. Will a united Europe practice free trade with the rest of the world, or will it adopt the ^D["fortress^D]" mentality to protect internal interests? Since this question is uppermost in the minds of many observers, the absence of significant discussion of this issue will limit their interest in this otherwise excellent publication. Public and academic readers, lower-division undergraduate and above.

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