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The Second Enlargement of the EEC: The Integration of Unequal Partners
Edited by Dudley Seers and Constantine Vaitsos
St. Martin's, 1982, 275 pp.
A collection of uneven essays on various aspects of the Community's response to the actual or potential admission of Greece, Spain and Portugal. The essays range from political and economic concerns to the poetic-philosophical in one instance. As François Duchêne in his habitually incisive style makes clear, the manner in which this enlargement is tackled will say more about the Community in this period of "apparently indefinite recession" than it will about the three new members. Dudley Seers speculates on a much-expanded European Community of the future, one that would include Eastern Europe and encompass a radically new relationship between the two Germanies. But he also sees that "The last quarter of this century is making mercantilists of us all-really the only question is what to protect: the nation or the continent."
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