Main Economic Policy Areas of the EEC

  • Peter Coffey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alexis Jacquemin
    Pages 27-58
  3. A. R. Prest
    Pages 59-90
  4. Willem Molle
    Pages 91-116
  5. Peter Coffey
    Pages 117-160
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-168

About this book


by Peter Coffey This is indeed a most opportune time for the publication of a serious, critical and independent study about the "Main Economic Policy Areas of the EEC". The European Economic Community is the world's most import­ ant commercial and trading bloc and its economic policies consequently have the most far-reaching implications for all countries in the world. The rest of the world is acutely conscious of the Community's trading policies. In turn, these policies (apart from those based on historical links - ante­ cedent to the EEC's formation) are strongly influenced by the internal economic policies of the Common Market - especially by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). At the present time, the Community finds itself, both in­ ternally and externally, at a crossroads. This crossroads takes the form of a choice between 'protectionism' or 'open­ ness'. Unfortunately, present evidence suggests that currently and in the immediately foreseeable future the former option has been chosen by the EEC.


economic policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Coffey
    • 1
  1. 1.Europa InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-2132-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2130-1
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