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Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

Roy Jenkins and the European Commission Presidency, 1976 –1980

At the Heart of Europe

Authors: Ludlow, N. Piers

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  • Looks at historical debates about Britain’s integration in the EU in order to shed light on its present relationship
  • Adds important historical depth to the current debate about Britain’s place and role in Europe
  • Sheds light on the origins of a number of the major policy themes of the contemporary debate
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About this book

Roy Jenkins brought great talent to Europe’s top job. He played a key role in re-launching European monetary integration, winning the right to attend the new global summits, and smoothing Greece’s path to EC membership. But he fell short of other targets. Commission reform remained elusive, as did an improvement of the UK’s troubled relationship with the EC.  Indeed the row over Britain’s contribution to the EC budget, meant that Britain’s position in Europe was as difficult when he left Brussels as it had been when he arrived. This study will look at how Jenkins approached his role, identifying his priorities, examining his working methods, and exploring his rapport with the European and international statesmen with whom he had to work. In the process, the book will shed light on the nature of the job, on Jenkins’ own talents and limitations, and on the European Community as it struggled with the global economic crisis of the 1970s.

About the authors

Piers Ludlow has taught European history at the London School of Economics, UK, since 1998. His research centres on the history of European integration – and on Britain’s difficulties with it.  Previous books include Dealing With Britain: the Six and the First UK Application to the EEC (1997) and The European Community and the Crises of the 1960s: Negotiating the Gaullist Challenge (2006).

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“Any reader already familiar with Ludlow’s work would have high expectations for the book, and it does not disappoint. It is, of course, timely in the context of Brexit. … Ludlow highlights the definite pattern of awkwardness in Britain’s relations with Europe and that self-harming tendency to overestimate hugely British capacity to influence and to underestimate the capacity of her European partners to move right along without the UK.” (Denise Dunne, English Historical Review HER, Vol. 133 (564), October, 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 71,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51530-8
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Hardcover 84,99 €
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Softcover 84,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-70330-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Roy Jenkins and the European Commission Presidency, 1976 –1980
Book Subtitle
At the Heart of Europe
Authors
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51530-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51530-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51529-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70330-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
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