Federalism and European Union : Political Ideas, Influences, and Strategies in the European Community 1972-1986
By: Burgess, Michael.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (152 p.).ISBN: 9780203192153.Subject(s): European federation | European federationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Federalism and European Union : Political Ideas, Influences, and Strategies in the European Community 1972-1986DDC classification: 321.02094 | 341.24/2 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Federalism and European Union; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Federalism and the Federalists; 2. The European Community's Federal Heritage; 3. Jean Monnet and Altiero Spinelli: The Two Faces of Federalism; 4. The Origins and Growth of European Union, 1969-1979; 5. European Union Relaunched, 1980-1984; 6. Federalism, European Union and the Intergovernmental Response, 1984-1985; 7. Federalism and the Single European Act, 1985-1987; 8. Conclusion; Index
One of the most frequent criticisms levelled at the European Community is the discrepancy between federalist rhetoric and the intergovernmental response: between its ideological aspirations and contemporary political reality. The federalist heritage of the European Community has become discredited by contemporary political thinkers, and yet it still forms an important part of the community's ideological foundations. Within this book the contrasting theories of Spinelli and Monnet are subjected to rigorous criticism, examining the benefits and pitfalls of their proposals for a unified Europe
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