European Integration in the Twenty-First Century
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European Integration in the Twenty-First Century

Unity in Diversity?


© 2002 | 220 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible and innovative book recognizes that the European Union is now of crucial importance to the whole continent, and analyses the situation in both the East and the West. It offers a thorough discussion of issues such as the euro, social policy, democracy and security, and includes areas that are often overlooked: cultural policy; language; policing; and the specific experience of small states. By analyzing past trends in European unity and disunity European Integration in the Twenty-first Century also offers stimulating insights into possible developments in the future. Finally, the book moves beyond a narrow preoccupation with the economic market to identify new ways in which to construct a broader, more meaningful political and socio-economic community.

Bringing together experts from different fields, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the many challenges to the on-going European integration project.

Stefano Fella
Introduction
Unity in Diversity - the Challenge for the EU  
Alan S Milward
Historical Teleologies
Peter Gowan
The EU and Eastern Europe
Diversity without Unity?  
Elzbieta Stadtmuller
Future Paths to European Security
Esko Antola
The Future of Small States in the EU
Madeleine Colvin
Emerging Integration in Policing and Criminal Justice
Alex Warleigh
Towards Network Democracy? The Potential of Flexible Integration
Kevin Boles, Frank McDonald and Nigel Healey
The Euro
A Future International Currency?  
Monica Threlfall
Social Integration in the European Union
Towards a Single Social Area?  
Enrique Banus
Cultural Policy in the EU and European Identity
Christina Julios
Towards a European Language Policy
Mary Farrell
Conclusion
Possible European Futures  

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