The Uniting of Europe
From Consolidation to Enlargement
Routledge – 1997 – 128 pages
The Uniting of Europe: From Discord to Concord by Stanley Henig provides an introduction to the history of European integration. The author places European unification within a wider political and economic context. He shows how institutional developments have been conditioned by wider international considerations.
Including a succinct but comprehensive account of the structure, functions and working of the major European institutions, this book considers:
* the impact of the Cold War and the superpowers on Europe
* Britain's decision to join the Community
* the consequences of German reunification
* the problem of nationalism in Eastern Europe
* key personalities, parties, regimes and political systems
* the challenges of the future for the European Union.
Stanley Henig argues that integration and unification cannot be understood without reference to wider factors. The Uniting of Europe provides a comprehensive background to current and future issues confronting Europe in a global context.
'Very useful student read.' - Joanne Roberts, Northumbria University
'A particularly user-friendly introduction to European structures.' - Roger Sibeon, Liverpool University
'One of the most accessibly written texts on this subject.' - John Stewart, Lancaster University
1. Europe in 1945 2. The Context for Integration 3. The Emergence of the Six 4. The European Community 5. The Six in Search of Identity 6. Widening and Deepening 7. From Community to Union 8. Maastricht and the European Union 9. Conclusion: Towards a Federal Europe Notes Glossary Annotated Bibliography