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Why Britain really joined the EEC (and why it had nothing to do with helping our economy)

Sked, Alan (2015) Why Britain really joined the EEC (and why it had nothing to do with helping our economy). LSE Brexit (26 Nov 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Conventional historiography has put forward some dubious reasons for Britain’s membership of the EEC, writes Alan Sked. Most students seem to think that Britain was some sort of economic basket case and that the EEC provided an engine which could revitalise her economy. Others seem to believe that, after the second world war, Britain needed to recast her geopolitical position away from empire towards a more realistic one at the heart of Europe. Neither of these arguments, however, makes sense.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > International History
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 11:00
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 11:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73424

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