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THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

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THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

9781852785871 Edward Elgar Publishing
The late Peter Coffey, formerly Emeritus Professor, University of St Thomas, Minnesota, US
Publication Date: 1995 ISBN: 978 1 85278 587 1 Extent: 224 pp
The Future of Europe focuses on the main policy areas where European leaders must take decisions over the coming years. The issues discussed include the EC’s policies for enlargement, greater depth, economic and monetary integration, foreign affairs, defence and citizenship rights. The author, Peter Coffey, offers a considered assessment of the move towards European integration, praising the achievements but also expressing concern about the lack of democratic control in the EC and its inability to co-ordinate its economic, monetary and foreign policies. European union, he argues, must be a selective coming together – a Europe à la carte – if the rights of the individual are to be reconciled with the necessity of creating a common front in selected critically important areas.

Written in an accessible and informative style, this key policy book introduces students, teachers and others to the central economic, social and political issues facing present-day Europe.

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This provocative and thoughtful book critically examines the major issues facing Europe today and makes policy proposals for the future.

The Future of Europe focuses on the main policy areas where European leaders must take decisions over the coming years. The issues discussed include the EC’s policies for enlargement, greater depth, economic and monetary integration, foreign affairs, defence and citizenship rights. The author, Peter Coffey, offers a considered assessment of the move towards European integration, praising the achievements but also expressing concern about the lack of democratic control in the EC and its inability to co-ordinate its economic, monetary and foreign policies. European union, he argues, must be a selective coming together – a Europe à la carte – if the rights of the individual are to be reconciled with the necessity of creating a common front in selected critically important areas.

Written in an accessible and informative style, this key policy book introduces students, teachers and others to the central economic, social and political issues facing present-day Europe.
Critical Acclaim
‘An excellent and clear analysis of the major issues facing the European Community.’
– Aslib Book Guide

‘. . . justifies the publisher’s description as being “provocative and thoughtful” and “accessible and informative” . . . This then is a book which should be on the shelves of all departments that offer courses in this area. Judiciously used it will provide stimulating material for the lecture theatre or the classroom, as this reviewer can testify.’
– Edward Liddle, Talking Politics

‘This provocative and thoughtful book is a must for all those interested in the issue of European unification.’
– Yesterday and Today
Contents
Contents: 1. A Historical Perspective: From Marshall Aid to the Single Market 2. Earlier Attempts at Political Co-operation: Common Foreign and Security Policies 3. Attempts at Forming an Economic and Monetary Union 4. The Record of the Single European Market 5. The Treaty on European Union: Realities and Myths 6. The European Institutions: More or Less Democracy? 7. Enlargement and/or Greater Depth 8. Policies for Eastern Europe 9. Present and Future Economic and Monetary Policies 10. A Common Foreign Policy? 11. The Military Dimension 12. The Social Policy Issue 13. The Rights of Citizens: European Citizenship, Migration and Related Issues 14. Conclusions: What the Future Might Bring
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