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Britain and Europe in a troubled world, Vernon Bogdanor - hardcover

The history of Britain's complex relationship with Europe, untangled. Is Britain a part of Europe? The British have been ambivalent on this question since the Second World War, when the Western European nations sought to prevent the return of fascism by creating strong international ties throughout the Continent. Britain reluctantly joined the Common Market, the European Community, and ultimately the European Union, but its decades of membership never quite led it to accept a European orientation. In the view of the distinguished political scientist Vernon Bogdanor, the question of Britain's relationship to Europe is rooted in "the prime conflict of our time," the dispute between the competing faiths of liberalism and nationalism. This concise, expertly guided tour provides the essential background to the struggle over Brexit
Table Of Contents
Chronology -- "Reserve, but proud reserve": Britain detached from Europe -- The Pandora's box and the Trojan horses : Britain in Europe -- Brexit means Brexit : Britain out of Europe -- Never closer union : Europe without Britain -- Appendix A. British prime ministers, 1945-2019 -- Appendix B. British general elections, 2010-2019 -- Appendix C. Referendums on Europe
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xii, 162 p., 23 cm

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