Portugal in the European Union
Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
This book examines the involvement of Portugal in the European integration process since the country signed the Accession Treaty in 1985.
The volume elicits how Portugal has grasped opportunities and challenges emanating from its participation in the institutional, regulatory and political frameworks of the European Union (EU), as these have become more intricate as well as intrusive. It scrutinizes the adjustments and transformations that have taken place in Portuguese society, politics and economics as well as in the country’s international relations, as engendered by its increasing enmeshment in the Community-building dynamics. It is divided into three main parts:
• Part I focuses on the major changes within the domestic arena, notably on the political, economic and social fronts;
• Part II addresses the adjustments that the Portuguese leadership had to make in order to secure the country's participation in key common policies and strategies;
• Part III is centred on foreign policy and assesses and discusses the impact upon Portugal’s international relations.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, EU studies, comparative politics and those with a strong interest in Portugal.
Foreword Luís Amado Introduction Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira Part I: Twenty-five years experience: the evolution of portuguese politics, economics and society 1. Portuguese Exceptionalism and the Return to Europe: The 25 April 1974 Coup and Democratization, 1974-2010 Paul Christopher Manuel 2. Portugal and European Integration (1974-2010) Nuno Severiano Teixeira 3. The Portuguese Economy: The Impact of Membership to the European Monetary Union David Corkill 4. Portuguese Elites and European Integration Diogo Moreira, António Costa Pinto and Pedro Tavares de Almeida 5. The Transformation of Portuguese Society: The Role of Europeanization Michael Baum and Miguel Glatzer Part II: Adjustment in policy areas 6. Portugal and the Common Agricultural Policy Miguel Rocha 7. Portuguese Trade Diplomacy: Projecting National Interests into EU Trade Policy Maria Helena Guimarães 8. EU’s Structural Funds in Portugal: A Mixed Picture Alfredo Marques 9. Portugal and the Lisbon Strategy Arminda Neves, Carlos Zorrinho and Manuel Laranja Part II: Redesigning portuguese foreign policy 10. From EPC to CSDP: Going from Orthodox Atlanticism to Committed Europeanism Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira 11. From Failure to Success: Portuguese Diplomacy Towards East Timor Rui Novais 12. Lusophonia and the Continued Centrality of the Portuguese-Speaking Community Paulo Gorjão 13. The Relations between Portugal and Spain: Three Decades after Accession Sérgio Caramelo 14. Portugal’s EU Experience in the European Union: Lessons for Newcomers Sebastián Royo 15. In the Eye of the Storm: Portugal and the European Crisis André Azevedo Alves 16. Conclusion Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira and A.J.R Groom
Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Minho, Portugal.