"European Union Enlargement "provides a comparative analysis of the post-war European politics of those states that joined the European Union between 1973 and 1995.
The volume draws upon new empirical research in order to investigate the policies that these 'newcomer' states have had towards Europe since 1945, with an emphasis on their experience of membership and its possible Europeanizing effect. A final comparative chapter draws the national European policies of the 'newcomers' together and outlines what they have brought to the EU. The book also tests integration theories against the available evidence, demonstrating their limited explanatory value and the economic, political and cultural specificity of different national paths towards EU integration.
This book includes in-depth studies focusing on the European policies of the UK, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland and Sweden. It will interest students and researchers of the European Union as well as those concerned with European politics and contemporary history in general.
|'What Alternative is open to us?': Britain|
|A Kingdom Divided: Denmark|
|From Isolation to Involvement: Ireland|
|State Interests, External Dependency Trajectories and 'Europe' : Greece|
|In Search of Lost Europe: Spain|
|From Atlantic past to European Destiny: Portugal|
|A Newcomer Experienced in European integration: Austria|
|If in 'Europe', then its Core?: Finland|
|Combining Dependence with Distance: Sweden|
|A Fool's Game or a comedy of Errors?: EU Enlargements in Comparative Perspective|
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Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 9th September 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1