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Author Parsons, Craig, 1970-
Title A certain idea of Europe / Craig Parsons.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003.

Author Parsons, Craig, 1970-
Series Cornell studies in political economy
Cornell studies in political economy.
Subject European Union -- History.
France -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- France.
France -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The institutional construction of interests -- The parting of the ways -- The battle widens -- The choice for the community -- Accepting the community model -- Making the community monetary -- Relaunching the community -- Entering Euroland -- Ideas into interests.
Summary "A Certain Idea of Europe traces the progressive victory of this project in France, where the battle over European institutions erupted most divisively. Drawing on archival materials and extensive interviews with French policy-makers, the author carefully traces a fifty-year conflict between radically different European plans. Only through aggressive leadership did the advocates of a supranational "community" Europe succeed at building the EU and binding their opponents within it." "Parsons puts the causal impact of ideas, and their binding effects through institutions, at the center of his book. In so doing he presents a strong logic of social construction - a sharp departure from other accounts of EU history that downplay the role of ideas and ideology."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781501732089 (electronic bk.)
1501732080 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1042220231
Additional Format Print version: Parsons, Craig, 1970- Certain idea of Europe. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003 0801440866 (DLC) 2003002363 (OCoLC)51637866

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