Central European History and the European Union

The Meaning of Europe

  • Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

Part of the Studies in Central and Eastern Europe book series (SCEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
      Pages 1-7
  3. Whence Central Europe?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
      Pages 11-22
    3. Francesco Leoncini
      Pages 23-31
  4. The Legacy of the National State

  5. The Challenges of EU Membership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Laure Neumayer
      Pages 159-178
    3. An Schrijvers
      Pages 189-214
    4. Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
      Pages 237-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 248-258

About this book


This is a volume of scholarly essays that considers the meaning of Europe by examining aspects of Central European history as well as issues dealing with the EU's enlargement into Central Europe. These factors contribute to ideas of a definition of Europe that reflects the values and aspirations of all its citizens.

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International Studies, Glendon CollegeYork UniversityCanada

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