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.
About the author
About the author
Giuliana Laschi is Professor of the History of European Integration (Jean Monnet Chair ad personam) and Contemporary History at the University of Bologna, Forlì Campus. Her books include L’Italia e il processo di integrazione agricola europea, 1947-1962 (1999), Potenza civile o entità in declino? (co-edited with Mario Telò, 2007), L’Europa nel sistema internazionale (2009) and Oltre i confini (ed., 2011).
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