European Integration from Rome to Berlin: 1957-2007

History, Law and Politics

by Julio Baquero Cruz (Volume editor) Carlos Closa Montero (Volume editor)
©2009 Edited Collection 286 Pages


In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, this volume addresses the lessons of EU history, its current challenges and its future perspectives. Leading scholars from the disciplines of history, political science, political economy and law consider important aspects of European integration. Areas examined include the evolution of the law of integration, Europe’s influence on political transitions, economic governance, social governance, the system of Treaty reform and its limits, the future role of the Court of Justice, enlargement and the vexed question of Turkish accession. This book, which takes an interdisciplinary approach, seeks to draw on the lessons of history, while shedding new light on the current and future challenges facing the European Union.


ISBN (Softcover)
Intégration européenne Loi d'intégration Europäische Integration Geschichte 1957-2007 Kongress Madrid (2007) Élargissement La Turquie et l'élargissement européen La Cour de justice européenne Gouvernance économique Gouvernance sociale
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 286 pp., 5 ill.

Biographical notes

Julio Baquero Cruz (Volume editor) Carlos Closa Montero (Volume editor)

The Editors: Julio Baquero Cruz, Ph.D. (EUI, Florence) and LL.M. (College of Europe, Bruges), is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales and Associate Professor of European Union law at the Universidad Carlos III (Madrid). He is former référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Communities (2000-2004), and author of Between Competition and Free Movement: the Economic Constitutional Law of the European Community (2002). Carlos Closa Montero, Ph.D. and M.A. (University of Hull, UK), is Research Fellow at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid), Professor at the Universidad de Zaragoza and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). He is the author of Sistema Político de la Unión Europea (1997) and Spain and the EU (2004).


Title: European Integration from Rome to Berlin: 1957-2007