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European Integration and the Global Financial Crisis

Looking Back on the Maastricht Years, 1980s–1990s

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  • Explores the years between the 1980s and 1990s when the European Union took shape
  • Analyzes European cooperation as part of the broader international history
  • Proposes a novel interpretation of the choices that were made during the Maastricht years

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Offering a fresh take on a crucial phase of European history, this book explores the years between the 1980s and 1990s when the European Union took shape. Whilst contributing to existing literature on the Maastricht Treaty and European integration at the end of the twentieth century, the book also brings those debates into the twenty-first century and makes connections with longer-term issues. The transformation of the European political climate in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008, and the watershed Brexit vote in 2016, has made it all the more urgent to reconsider the way scholars and opinion-makers have looked at European integration in the past. Drawing from recently released archival documents, the authors analyse European cooperation as part of the broader international history in which it unfolded, taking into account the changes in the Cold War order and the advance of a new phase of globalisation. Comparing and contrasting the debates, objectives and achievementsof the 1980s and 1990s with the current political landscape of the European Union, this book proposes a novel interpretation of the choices that were made during the Maastricht years, and of their longer-term consequences.

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Negotiating the New Europe: National Perspectives

  2. Conclusion

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

    Michele Di Donato

  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

    Silvio Pons

About the editors

Michele Di Donato is Assistant Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Pisa in Italy. His research focuses on the international history of the European Left, the Cold War and late-twentieth century globalisation.

Silvio Pons is Professor of Contemporary History at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in Italy. He is the president of the Gramsci Foundation in Rome and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cold War Studies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: European Integration and the Global Financial Crisis

  • Book Subtitle: Looking Back on the Maastricht Years, 1980s–1990s

  • Editors: Michele Di Donato, Silvio Pons

  • Series Title: Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06797-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-06796-9Published: 13 December 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-06799-0Published: 13 December 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-06797-6Published: 12 December 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2731-6807

  • Series E-ISSN: 2731-6815

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 358

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: European History, History, general, Political History, Economic History, Modern History

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