Ludlow, N. Piers (2010) Governing Europe: charting the development of a supranational political system. In: Kaiser, Wolfram and Varsori, Antonio, (eds.) European Union history: themes and debates. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, UK, pp. 109-127. ISBN 9780230232693
European integration has had, and is continuing to have, an enormous impact on the state of Europe: through transforming the nation-state; creating new supranational institutions and joint policy-making; integrating markets and liberalizing trade; fiscal redistribution; and through fostering the formation of transnational elite networks and growing identification with Europe; but also through accentuating social friction; raising concerns about the remoteness of supranational policy-making and serving as a focal point for 'Eurosceptic' political mobilization. Thus, it is increasingly crucial for researchers, students and citizens to understand the complex history of the present-day European Union. This book provides them with a highly accessible state of the art introduction to how historians and social scientists have conceptualized, written about, and debated this increasingly shared contemporary history of Europe since World War II.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||© 2010 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)|
|Sets:||Departments > International History|
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