The question of European economic integration has long been a source of intense debate and controversy. Recent changes, such as the 1992 Programme, moves towards an economic and monetary union, the reunification of Germany and the disintegration of the Eastern bloc, have made economic integration seem all the more complex and difficult. Some even wonder whether perhaps the entire process has exhausted itself. In this text Miroslav Jovanovic argues that economic integration in Europe is not a lost cause and provides a thorough analysis of the complex issues involved. All the main policy areas are examined in detail, with the political and legal dimensions of European Union involvement and issues such as competition highlighted. Other, less well known policy areas, such as social policy, environmental policy and transport policy, are also examined. Concluding with a look at future possibilities for economic integration, the author argues that only a solution ensuring unity with diversity' can guarantee success.
Containing an excellent blend of theory and practice and presenting a highly complex issue in an accessible way, this text will be an invaluable resource for students of international economics, international business, and European studies.