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Communicating Europe

Journals and European Integration 1939–1979

Edited By Daniele Pasquinucci, Daniela Preda and Luciano Tosi

This volume is dedicated to the debate on European unification developed between the end of World War II and 1979 in two types of magazines. The first type of magazines are those not exclusively dedicated to the «European» themes, but particularly significant for the impact they had in the cultural-political debate and in the concrete unfolding of the process of European integration; while the second type are militant magazines, belonging to the European and federalist area, whose proactive role was fundamental both for the theoretical elaboration of the ideas as the basis of the future of the European continent, and for the practical propaganda. All these publications contributed in different ways to the spread of knowledge of European integration, of its implications and of its political, social and economic consequences. No less important – and this is the third type of journals taken into consideration in the book – has been the birth and development of magazines directly sponsored by the Community institutions, whose action was framed within a real «European communication», made by the EC institutions, particularly the Commission in Brussels, since their origins.
Daniele Pasquinucci is Associate Professor at the University of Siena, where he teaches History of European integration. From 2004 to 2009 he held a Jean Monnet module in «Histoire des institutions et des politiques communautaire.»
Daniela Preda is Full Professor at the University of Genoa, where she directs the course «Diplomatic and International Sciences». She is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in «History and Politics of European Integration».
Luciano Tosi is Full Professor in International Relations History at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Perugia, where he holds a Jean Monnet Module on European integration history.