Why Europe Matters for Britain : The Case for Remaining In
As Britain prepares to vote on its continued membership of the EU, this insightful and engaging book sets on the arguments in favour of Britain's continued place in the EU and shows how the EU, in spite of its problems, has made Europe a better, more peaceful, and more prosperous place.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 155 x 235 x 11.18mm | 208g
- 01 Jul 2016
- MacMillan Education UK
- Red Globe Press
- London, United Kingdom
- 1st ed. 2016
- 11 Illustrations, black and white; 192 p. 11 illus.
Back cover copy
As Britain prepares to go to the polls to settle its European future, this accessible book makes the case for remaining in the European Union. It argues that in spite of the EU's undoubted problems, Europe is a more prosperous, peaceful and secure place as a result of political and economic integration. Not only does the book set out the countless ways in which membership of the EU has improved British lives, but it also takes on the arguments of the Brexiteers. It shows these are too often based on myths and misunderstandings, and shows how a more accurate picture of the EU can enable us to appreciate its achievements and address its challenges.
Table of contents
Introduction: Britain's Place in Europe.- 1. What is Europe? .- 2. Europe as a Peacemaker.- 3. Europe as a Marketplace.- 4. Europe as a Democracy.- 5. Europe as a Community.- 6. Europe as a Model.- 7. Europe as a Global Player.- 8. Fourteen Reasons Why Europe Matters to Britain.
Praise for Why Europe Matters "A stark challenge to sceptics and critics." - Jacques Delors, Former President of the European Commission "McCormick's clear, concrete exposition of the unique importance of the EU to all its member states and citizens will inform and enlighten Euro enthusiasts and sceptics alike - and could not have been more timely for the new debate about Britain's role in a changing Union." - John Palmer, formerly European editor of the Guardian and founder political director of the European Policy Centre "A must read for citizens, professionals, students and policy-makers alike by one of the most respected authorities on European Affairs." - Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland "[A] clear, concise and enlightening account of European integration... [it] may even succeed in encouraging some Eurosceptics to examine Europe from a different perspective." - Political Studies Review "[A] good starting point for those who seek pro-integration arguments" - European Union Foreign Affairs Journal
About John McCormick
John McCormick is Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and is author of a number of Red Globe Press's bestselling books in politics, including Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop), Understanding the European Union and European Union Politics.