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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 20 new and published books in the subject of European Union History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 1989 as a Political World Event

    Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization

    Edited by Jacques Rupnik

    Series: Global Order Studies

    This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world brought about by 1989. When the Cold War ended in Europe it ushered in a world in which...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Maastricht Treaty: Second Thoughts after 20 Years

    Edited by Thomas Christiansen, Simon Duke

    Series: Journal of European Integration Special Issues

    The Maastricht Treaty, signed in 1992 and ratified in the following year, is widely seen as a landmark in the evolution of the European Union. It introduced into the treaty framework revolutionary new elements such as the co-decision procedure between the Council and the European Parliament,...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The European Parliament and its International Relations

    Edited by Stelios Stavridis, Daniela Irrera

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    Following the Lisbon Treaty, the powers of the European Parliament in external relations have gradually expanded and it is increasingly influencing the foreign policy of the European Union. This book analyses the role of the European Parliament as an international actor and presents a new debate...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Speaking With a Single Voice

    The EU as an effective actor in global governance?

    Edited by Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, Sophie Meunier

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    Under what conditions does the internal cohesiveness of the European Union determine its external effectiveness on the world stage? This book asks this question, investigating the frequent political assumption that the more cohesive the EU presents itself to the world, the more effective it is in...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Leifer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future. The contributors – all experts in their fields – together provide a comprehensive...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

    By Thomas C. Hoerber

    Series: Environmental Politics

    This book examines the development of a European environmental conscience through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In the 1960s-70s, the world was slowly beginning to realise that environment degradation was not sustainable. With phenomena such as acid rain, it became...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Western European Union

    International Politics Between Alliance and Integration

    By Sally Rohan

    Series: British Politics and Society

    This full-term study of the Western European Union (WEU) brings to life the history of Europe’s search for a co-operative security and defence order, from its post World War II origins to the present day. Establishing the WEU as a support organization, designed to promote the two security "ideas"...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty

    Democratic Constitutionalization beyond the Nation-State

    By Ben Crum

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    The negative results of referenda on the European Union (EU) Constitutional Treaty in France and the Netherlands, and subsequent low-key adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon raise complex questions about the possible democratization of international organisations. This book provides a full analysis of...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Official History of Britain and the European Community, Vol. II

    From Rejection to Referendum, 1963-1975

    By Stephen Wall

    Series: Government Official History Series

    This is the second volume in The Official History of Britain and the European Community, and describes the events from 1963 up until the British referendum on the Common Market in 1975. In 1963, General de Gaulle dashed Prime Minister Macmillan’s hopes of taking Britain into the European...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration

    Memory and policies

    By Catherine Guisan

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the speech and deeds of European founders. Using a fresh and innovative approach, this monograph connects political theory with concrete political practices based on empirical evidence, and theorizes the internal process of European...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge