Europe United: Power Politics and the Making of the European Community

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$71.94
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780801449352

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About the Author

Sebastian Rosato is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also Director of the Notre Dame International Security Program and a faculty fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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"In this important work, Rosato attempts to explain European integration since 1945 in realist (balance of power) terms. His thorough examination of the diplomatic and archival record shows that, facing an adversary with an overwhelming military superiority (the USSR), Western European leaders saw the need to form a centralized balancing coalition able to deter the USSR event without US help (although NATO provided useful protection while the coalition was assembled).... With respect to alternative explanations... ideational transformation away from the folly of nationalism and war, as argued by Robert Kagan, Jeremy Rifkin, and others is, Rosato says, flatly contradicted by the facts.... Summing up: Essential."

-- "Choice"