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Europe in the World: From Regional Integration to a Global Power

Europe in the World: From Regional Integration to a Global Power
Gerard Delanty

Introduction

The emergence of the post-Second World War project of European integration is without doubt the movement that has given for the first time a clearly defined political shape to Europe. The dominant view, it would seem, is that Europe as a political entity has been produced by European integration and that this process is something that can largely be understood from within Europe without much consideration of the rest of the world. It has given rise to the fertile field of European studies, which has been predominantly understood to be the study of European integration. In recent years ...

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