A Historical Perspective
Edited By Giuliana Laschi
The original signatories of the Treaty of Rome accepted the idea of a «little» Europe only as a first step towards something that would be much bigger and more powerful; ultimately, they wanted to provide the EC with the international power necessary to realize the idea of the common market.
It is not possible to properly define the EC’s actions towards the rest of the world as «foreign policy» in every case and at every stage of its history; nevertheless, the EC has undoubtedly always played a strong and significant international role, even if this role has been expressed in an unconventional way compared to the international system.
This volume on European spaces and borders provides a meeting-point for a number of very different analyses and interpretations, from a variety of disciplinary, chronological and geopolitical perspectives, and in so doing develops a rich and complex debate.
This book is published with the financial support of the European Commission (Lifelong Learning Programme Jean Monnet Programme).
All manuscripts in this series are subject to a critical review by the book series editors as well as external peer review.
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by print, photocopy, microfilm or any other means, without prior written permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.
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ISSN 0944-2294ISBN 978-2-87574-135-6 (print)ISBN 978-3-0352-6407-4 (eBook)D/2014/5678/17
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