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Poland and European Integration : The Ideas and Movements of Polish Exiles in the West, 1939-91

By: Lane, Thomas.
Contributor(s): Wola?ski, Marian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9780230271784.Subject(s): Europe --Economic integration | Europe --Foreign relations --Poland | European federation | Exiles --Poland | Poland --Foreign relations --1945- | Poland --Foreign relations --Europe | Poland --Politics and government --1945- | Post-communism --PolandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Poland and European Integration : The Ideas and Movements of Polish Exiles in the West, 1939-91DDC classification: 327.43804 | 940.049185 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Concepts of Europe in a Polish Political Tradition; 2 A Fine Idea; 3 A Predictable Failure; 4 Creating a Movement; 5 Great Expectations; 6 Thwarted Plans; 7 The Union of Polish Federalists; 8 European Ideas of Polish Political Parties; 9 Liberation, Détente and European Union; 10 War of Ideas; 11 Poland's European Policy after Communism: Continuity and Change; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Today's Euroscepticism contrasts sharply with the idealism of the thousands of Poles thrust out of their country after 1939 by war, occupation and communism. How could a future Poland find security and progress, but by membership in a union of European states? This book explores how Poles in exile attempted to shape opinion in Poland and the West.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Concepts of Europe in a Polish Political Tradition; 2 A Fine Idea; 3 A Predictable Failure; 4 Creating a Movement; 5 Great Expectations; 6 Thwarted Plans; 7 The Union of Polish Federalists; 8 European Ideas of Polish Political Parties; 9 Liberation, Détente and European Union; 10 War of Ideas; 11 Poland's European Policy after Communism: Continuity and Change; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Today's Euroscepticism contrasts sharply with the idealism of the thousands of Poles thrust out of their country after 1939 by war, occupation and communism. How could a future Poland find security and progress, but by membership in a union of European states? This book explores how Poles in exile attempted to shape opinion in Poland and the West.

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THOMAS LANE is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Languages and European Studies at Bradford University, UK and formerly head of its department of European Studies. He is the author or editor of several books, the latest being Victims of Stalin and Hitler (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and has made many contributions to scholarly journals and edited works.<br> <br> MARIAN WOLA?SKI is Professor of Political Science in the Institute of International Studies at the University of WrocLaw, Poland and until recently was Director of the Institute. He is the author and editor of many books and numerous articles. His book Europa Srodkowo-Wschodnia w mysli politycznej emigracji polskiej 1945-1975 was published by the University of WrocLaw Press in 1996. In 2000 he received an award for the best monograph on Polish emigration studies.<br>

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