Britain and European Integration since 1945: On the by David Gowland,Arthur Turner,Alex Wright

By David Gowland,Arthur Turner,Alex Wright

This ebook presents either a entire advent and a perceptive exam of Britain’s kinfolk with the ecu group and the eu Union considering 1945, combining an historic account with political research to demonstrate the altering and multifaceted nature of British and eu politics.

Few matters in British politics due to the fact that 1945 have generated such heated controversy as Britain’s method of the method of eu integration linked to the ecu Union. The long-running debate at the topic has not just performed a huge half within the downfall of top ministers and different best political figures yet has additionally uncovered significant fault-lines inside of governments and brought on deep and rancorous divisions inside of and among the main political events. This hugely contested factor has given upward thrust to sour campaigning within the press and among strain teams, and it has bemused, stressed and divided the general public at huge.

Key questions addressed include:

  • Why has Europe had such an explosive impression on British politics?

  • What impelled British policymakers to affix the eu neighborhood and to adopt one of many radical, if no longer the main radical, alterations in glossy British history?

  • What were the perceived merits and downsides of British club of the ecu Union?

  • Why has British club of the eu Union hardly attracted a countrywide consensus?

Engaging with either educational and public debates approximately Britain and the eu Union, this quantity is key examining for all scholars of British heritage, British politics, and eu politics.

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