Leadership in the Big Bangs of European Integration

Editor(s): 
Beach, Derek
Editor(s): 
Mazzucelli, Colette
Editor(s): 
Nugent, Neill
Editor(s): 
Paterson, William E.
Editor(s): 
Egan, Michelle
ISBN: 
1403998205
Date published: 
October 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
304

As the EU further enlarges and deepens through rounds of treaty reforms, it is imperative to understand the dynamics of the major decisions, or big bangs, in the integration process. This book will present the first comprehensive and comparative analysis of the major rounds of treaty reform over the past two decades, in an attempt to answer whether the path from the Single European Act in 1985 to the present Constitutional Treaty has been pushed by the Franco-German tandem, or has been the result of leadership provided by other actors such as the Commission or smaller member states.