European Integration: Building Europe


David Troitino
TTU Tallinn Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

The main objective of this publication is establishing an understanding of the process of European integration and hence the current European Union that has resulted from this process. As this is a complicated development that includes many different areas, this book will focus on the main fields in which the integration has been settled; politics, economy, law, and social aspects. Thus, a comprehensive approach to all these fields will provide both general and professional readers with sufficient knowledge to understand the process and form their own opinion about it. Each chapter has been developed independently, and hence can be read autonomously in order to understand a specific topic, policy, or problem in the European Union. Reading of the full book will provide a wide perspective of the process, as the chapters are connected; forming different groups based on similar themes, the combination of these wider groups providing the general approach to the whole process of European integration. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Ideas about Europe

Chapter 2. Theories of European Integration

Chapter 3. The First European Community, the European Steel and Coal Community

Chapter 4. The European Defence Community and the European Political Community: Crisis in the Process

Chapter 5. The Treaty of Rome: EEC and EURATOM 1957

Chapter 6. The Common Trade Policy

Chapter 7. The Common Agricultural Policy

Chapter 8. De Gaulle and European Integration

Chapter 9. The British Position towards European Integration: A Different Economic Approach

Chapter 10. The Enlargement to Greece and the Case of Greenland

Chapter 11. The Accession of Spain and Portugal

Chapter 12. Thatcher and the EU

Chapter 13. The Single European Act

Chapter 14. The European Commission

Chapter 15. The European Parliament

Chapter 16. The European Council and the Council of the EU

Chapter 17. Other Institutions and Agencies

Chapter 18. Enlargement to Sweden, Austria, and Finland

Chapter 19. The Treaties of Maastricht, Amsterdam, and Nice

Chapter 20. Helmut Kohl and the European Union

Chapter 21. European Union Law

Chapter 22. The European Budget

Chapter 23. Regional Policy

Chapter 24. The Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe

Chapter 25. The Treaty of Lisbon

Chapter 26. Future Enlargements of the EU and Limits of the Union

Chapter 27. European Identity

Chapter 28. The Monetary Union

Chapter 29. Social Europe

Chapter 30. Environmental Protection

Chapter 31. Transport Policy

Chapter 32. Energy Policy

Chapter 33. External Relations of the EU and the Common Foreign and Security Policy

Chapter 34. The Future of the European Union


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