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Contemporary Europe and the Atlantic Alliance: A Political History

ISBN: 978-0-631-20589-0
432 pages
October 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book examines the development of European states from the late 1950s up to the present. It opens in 1958, the year when the European Economic Community became operative, marking the start of a new focus on questions surrounding the drive for European integration.
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Preface.

Part I: Setting the Stage.

Politics in the Atlantic Community: Late 1950s to the Early 1970s.

Part II: Transnational Cooperation and Conflict: 1958-1974.

Part III: Politics in the Atlantic Community: From the Mid-1970s to the 1990s.

Part IV: Transnational Cooperation and Conflict: 1975 to the Present.

Index.
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L. H. Gann was Senior Fellow and Curator of the West European Collection at the Hoover Institution at the time of his death in 1997. He had taught and researched extensively in Oxford, England and in Berlin, Germany. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London. In 1995 he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic.
Peter Duignan is Lillick Curator and Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Hoover Institution, where he directed a program of European Studies. He has had Ford, Guggenheim, and Rockefeller fellowships, was Visiting Scholar at St Anthony's College, Oxford, and at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was elected a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton in 1988, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London.
The authors have written extensively on aspects of colonialism, European, Middle East, Hispanic and US-European relations. Their previous collaborations include The Rebirth of the West (1992) and The United States and the New Europe 1945-1993 (1994).
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* Compelling overview of complex recent European history by two leading scholars.
* Wide-ranging argument examining social, economic and cultural change within context of political developments.
* Provides unusual perspective of importance of Europe's links with US in recent decades, especially in relation to the Cold War and its aftermath.
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