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Britain and European Integration: Views from Within

Anand Menon (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2672-4
60 pages
October 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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Bringing together contributions from the eight men who have held the post of British Permanent Representative to the EC/EU, this book provides an authoritative insight into the way Britain’s relationship with its EC/EU partners has developed since accession in 1973.
  • A unique and authoritative insight into the way Britain’s relationship with its EC/EU partners has developed since accession in 1973.
  • Presents overviews of this relationship written by the eight men who have held the post of British Permanent Representative to the EC/EU.
  • Provides a privileged view of the reality of Britain’s relationship with its EC/EU partners.
  • Offers a fascinating insight into the changing nature of Britain and the British debate about European integration, and the changing nature of an ever larger and more complicated EU.
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    The European Research Institute and The Political Quarterly.

    Introduction: Anand Menon.

    Rt Hon Sir Michael Palliser GCMG 1973-1975.

    Sir Donald Maitland GCMG, OBE 1975-1979.

    Sir Michael Butler GCMG 1979-1985.

    The Lord Hannay of Chiswick GCMG 1985-1990.

    Sir John Kerr GCMG 1990-1995.

    Sir Stephen Wall KCMG 1995-2000.

    Sir Nigel Sheinwald KCMG 2000-2003.

    John Grant CMG 2003 - present.

    Conclusion: Anand Menon.

    Notes.

    The Contributors
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    Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Director of the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham. His recent publications include ‘Governing Europe’ (ed. with Jack Hayward, 2003) and ‘Britain and the EU’s Constitutional Treaty’ (2004), a working paper for Jacques Delors’ think tank, Notre Europe.
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    • A unique and authoritative insight into the way Britain’s relationship with its EC/EU partners has developed since accession in 1973.
    • Presents overviews of this relationship written by the eight men who have held the post of British Permanent Representative to the EC/EU.
    • Provides a privileged view of the reality of Britain’s relationship with its EC/EU partners.
    • Offers a fascinating insight into the changing nature of Britain and the British debate about European integration, and the changing nature of an ever larger and more complicated EU.
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    "The UK Permanent Representatives have managed the nuances and neuroses of Britain’s membership of the European Union for 30 years. Their reflections are – naturally – not kick and tell. But they are a unique and illuminating record of how effective engagement has been sustained despite headlines, handbags, empty chairs and other dramas." Neil Kinnock, Vice President, European Commission


    "This book contains invaluable insights into Britain's existential struggle to come to terms with its membership of the European Union. What better witnesses could we have than those who have played a role somewhere between diplomacy and psychotherapy as Britain's Ambassadors to the European Union?" Chris Patten, European Commissioner

    "Quite interesting and illuminating...the introduction and conclusion by Anand Menon tie in the themes of the contributors well and the editor has done well to bring these people together." Australian Journal of Political Science

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