Although the European Union as an entity now enjoys support form across most of the political spectrum, this has by no means resulted in the acceptance of a single vision of the EU. The apparent success engendered by the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty have led instead to both a broadening and a reformulation of opposition. The authors of this volume focus on the connections between processes of European integration and the articulation of alternative programmes and policies. Part I considers the key unresolved dielmmas of the emerging economic and social movements throughout the EU, examining states that traditionally have voiced the greatest doubts about the Union, as well as those in which support has been strong.
The EU in the 1990s - Contradictions of Economic and Political Integration. Europe's Ambitious Federalism - A Conceptual and Analytical Critique - T. Hueglin; The International Legitimacy Crisis - M. Shakleton; The Informal Society in Europe - S. Venturelli; European Socialism After Maastricht - A.W. Cafruny; Alternative Visions of Europe, Coming Out of the Cold - Nordic Responses to the EU - C. Ingebritsen; Markets Versus Union in Danish Attitudes towards Europe - O. Tonsgaard; Britain and the Union - M. Keating; Irish Perspectives on the EU - M. Holmes; French Attitudes Towards the EU - Is Gaullism Dead? - P.C. Wood; Italy and the EU - External Implications of Domestic Political Crisis - A.W. Cafruny and G. Natalicchi; Green Germany, Green Europe? - C. Lankowski; Conclusion - An Ambiguous Unity.