The European Union Since 1945

Blair, Alasdair
Date published: 
July 2010

'The European Union since 1945 provides a general survey of European integration, from its emergence at the end of World War II to 2010, including the negotiation of the Constitutional Treaty in 2004, the Lisbon Treaty of 2007, and subsequent enlargements. Adopting a chronological approach, the book examines the economic and political factors that have shaped the process of European Integration, and as a consequence the transfer of power away from member states. Written in a clear, jargon-free and accessible style, the book explores the problem of European integration and expansion, the relationship between the European Union and its member states, its institutional evolution, methods of decision making, key policies and what direction it will take in the future.'