Building Postwar Europe

National Decision-Makers and European Institutions, 1948–63

  • Anne Deighton

Part of the S. Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

About this book


Controversy surrounds the construction of postwar European institutions. Did West European states simply respond to American pressure and Cold-War politics? How important was federalist idealism, as opposed to economic and power political factors to decision-makers? These studies, by an international team of historians, examine the motivations of national political leaders and their officials. Topics covered include British and French officials, European integration and military policies; German, Italian, Belgian and Dutch attitudes; Britain and the first attempt to join the EEC; and the covert relationship between the USA and the European federalists.


Britain Europe European Institutions European Integration European security

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Deighton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24054-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24052-4
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