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An Historical Introduction to the European Union - Philip Thody

An Historical Introduction to the European Union

Paperback Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415171076
Number Of Pages: 146

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An Historical Introduction to the European Union is a chronological political history of European integration from the 1950s to the present. It also includes a contextualising survey of wider European history since the 1600s, and places unification against a background of world politics.
This clearly written introduction to the essential history, economics and politics of the European Union assumes no prior knowledge. It offers a detailed account of the Union with sections on:
* how the Union works
* basic principles of the Union
* arguments over contested practices, including agriculture
* issues of the cold war, enlargement, and the role of the United States
* language
* single European currency
With an annotated bibliography, chronology and guide to the institutions of the European Union, An Historical Introduction to the European Union incorporates the most recent research and detailed treatment of the policies of the European Union.

Acknowledgementp. viii
Chronologyp. ix
Historyp. 1
Organisation and Powersp. 24
Basic Principlesp. 44
Contested Practicesp. 63
Currencies and Powerp. 80
Conclusionp. 103
Notesp. 106
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 112
Indexp. 113
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ISBN: 9780415171076
ISBN-10: 0415171075
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.87  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1