Britain and the European Union

Front Cover
Taylor & Francis, 2016 M10 4 - 412 pages

This engaging and concise text offers the student and the general reader a compact, readable treatment of British membership of the European Union from 1973 to the present day. It provides a highly distilled and accessible analysis and overview of some of the parameters and recurring features of Britainís membership of the European Union, touching on all of the major facets of membership.

Key features:

  • examines the constant and changing character of British membership of the European Union (EU)
  • discusses the problematical and often paradoxical features of membership
  • familiarizes the reader with both academic and public debates about the subject
  • offers thematic treatment of all aspects of policy and attitudes towards the EU
  • provides an overview of the main landmarks in the history of the EU since 1973
  • presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date text on the course and result of the EU referendum campaign.

This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and the generally interested reader in the areas of European Studies, British Politics, EU Studies, Area Studies and International Relations.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Europe and the European Union
20
2 Back to the future
46
3 Belonging without believing
80
Optouts optins and red lines
111
5 Party games and politics
144
6 Devolution and European Union membership
177
7 The press and the European Union
199
10 The pound the euro and the City
251
11 Britain the European Union and the wider world
273
The Conservatives and the European Union since 2010
303
Journey to an unknown destination
327
How the European Union works
364
Decisionmaking at EU level
368
Chrnological table
369
Bibliography
377

8 The Bloody British Question
219
The pound and Europe 19701992
237
Index
393
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2016)

David Gowland was Director of the School of Contemporary European Studies and also Head of the History Department at the University of Dundee. He is the author of numerous successful books and articles including Longman's The European Mosaic series and Britain and European Integration since 1945 (Routledge).

Bibliographic information