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Federalism and European Union

The Building of Europe 1950-2000

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Federalism and European Union: The Building of Europe 1950-2000 by Michael Burgess (Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Hull)
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A comprehensive account of the making of the European Union, from its beginnings in 1950 to the present day. The book is rooted in a discussion of federalism as a political idea and one which was of central importance in the evolution of the European Union.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Federalism and the European idea; Federalism and federation in western Europe: The theoretical discourse; Federalism and the building of Europe, 1950-72; Federalism and European Union, 1972-86; Federalist ideas and influences after the Single European Act, 1987-9; 1989: European integration and the new Europe; The making of the Maastricht Treaty, 1990-93; Federalism, subsidiarity and European Union; From Maastricht to the Intergovernmental Conference, 1993-7; The European Union as an intellectual puzzle: federal and confederal elements in European integration; Conclusion: Federalism and European Union on the threshold of the 21st century.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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