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- DescriptionIncluding several contributions from an international group of historians and experts of international relations, this book analyses the relationship between the United Nations and European integration. The book, which covers from 1945 to the present, is organised into three sections, each dedicated to a different phase of the integration process, during which EU-UN relations had a different character. The essays of the first section deal with the 1950s and 1960s and show the active part played by UN bodies in shaping the integration process. In the second part, covering the 1970s and 1980s, it is the European Community which is shown to have had a visible impact on the life and the decision-making process of several UN bodies. Finally, the third part of the book, on the post-Cold War years, describes a more complex situation, characterised by new geopolitical responsibilities of the European Union, but also by its deep internal transformations due to several treaty revisions and the enlargement to Eastern Europe. Thus, dynamics similar to those described in the first section return, with UN bodies shaping some of the internal rules of the EU, but these coexist with strengthened European activity in the United Nations, in some cases leading to real partnerships.
- Author BiographyLorenzo Mechi is Senior Lecturer at the University of Padova, where he teaches History of International Relations. His research focuses mainly on the socio-economic aspects of European and international politics, and on the Italian role in the European construction. His most recent book is L'Organizzazione Internazionale del Lavoro e la ricostruzione europea. Le basi sociali dell'integrazione economica (1931-1957). Guia Migani is Lecturer at the Francois Rabelais University, Tours, and received her PhD in History of International Relations from the University of Florence and Sciences Po, Paris. Her current research project focuses on the evolution of EEC development policy between 1973 and 1986. Her most recent publications include The Road to Cancun: The Life and Death of a North-South Summit in International Summitry and Global Governance (2014). Francesco Petrini is Senior Lecturer in History of International Relations at the University of Padova. His research focuses on the interaction between the economic and social structure and the international system. His most recent publications include Demanding Democracy in the Workplace: The European Trade Union Confederation and the Struggle to Regulate Multinationals in Societal Actors in European Integration 1958-92 (2013).
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication01/05/2014
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight612 g
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Edited byFrancesco Petrini
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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