viii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
0312161565 cloth 9780312161569 cloth
Rethinking the European Union draws together contributors from across Europe to reflect upon methods of conceptualising the European Union within both changing global and European contexts. The European Union is a unique combination of roles and identities, and many levels can be visualised. It is not only an integration building process, with economic and political facets, both directed, and incarnated through the creation of institutions and structures. The authors suggest that what is needed are new ways of thinking about the EU that make it possible to accommodate different aspects of the Union. Rethinking takes the themes of institutions, interests and identities as its organising framework within which each contributor offers a distinctive commentary on the EU. The outcome is a text that goes beyond an exploration of the existing methods of conceptualising the European integration process and reflects upon the nature of the EU itself.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-198) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction: The European Union in a Changing Context / Alice Landau 2. The New Pattern of International Relations in Europe / Adrian Hyde-Price 3. The European Union in Its International Environment: A Systematic Analysis / Antje Herrberg 4. The International Identity of the European Union: Instruments as Identity / Richard G. Whitman 5. The European Union at the Crossroads: Sovereignty and Integration / Lisbeth Aggestam 6. The Capacity to Act: European National Governments and the European Commission / Klaus Armingeon 7. Forging European Union: What Role for the European Parliament? / Donatella M. Viola 8. European Values and National Interests / Esther Barbe 9. The Cultural Semiotics of 'European Identity': Between National Sentiment and the Transnational Imperative / Ulf Hedetoft 10. Conclusion / Alice Landau and Richard Whitman.
KJE947 .R485 1997
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.