The author surveys the negotiations between Britain and the European Ecomic Community, analyzing official and public attitudes toward the British accession, and the influence of public opinion throughout the negotiations. She carefully examines the British search for entry, the development of the Community, and the member nations' discussions on political union. Originally published in 1964. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand techlogy to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.