Reinventing Europe: The History of the European Union, 1945 to the Present (Paperback)
Reinventing Europe provides a thorough exploration of the history of the European Union, tracing its development from inception to recent times. It is the first book of its kind to contextualize the history of the EU within the wider frames of European and global history. The volume also breaks new ground by successfully highlighting the roles individuals, member states, transnational actors and European institutions played in both advancing and slowing down European integration in the EU.With chapters from leading academics in the UK, the US and across Europe who draw on sources in a variety of languages, the book presents a balanced and comprehensive account of this sometimes controversial Union. It is made up of three main parts which in turn cover: - A narrative survey of the EU
- A historical analysis of the key institutions and policies
- Critical themes and vital geographical spaces There is also a historiographical essay which handily charts the literature in the field, as well as 50 illuminating images, a range of maps, text boxes and primary source extracts, a bibliography and a useful glossary.
Brigitte Leucht is Reader in International History and Politics at University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the editor, along with Catherine Barnard and Albertina Albors-Llorens of Cassis de Dijon: 40 Years On (2021), and with Wolfram Kaiser and Morten Rasmussen, of The History of the European Union: Origins of a Trans- and Supranational Polity 1950-72 (2009). Katja Seidel is Senior Lecturer in History at University of Westminster, UK. She has published widely on a range of European policy areas, institutions and actors. She is the author of The Process of Politics in Europe: The Rise of European Elites and Supranational Institutions (2010). Laurent Warlouzet is Professor of History and Chair of European History at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. He is the author of Governing Europe in a Globalizing World (2018), which explores the evolution of European economic and social policies in the 1970s and 1980s.