In This Review

Domestic Political Realities and European Unification
Domestic Political Realities and European Unification
By Werner J. Feld and John K. Wildgen
Westview Press, 1977, 177 pp
Decision Making in the European Community
Decision Making in the European Community
By Christoph Sasse and Others
Praeger, 1977, 352 pp

These two volumes focus on different aspects of the current political paralysis in the Community. Feld and Wildgen analyze survey data on mass public and elite attitudes toward European unification and the current "politics of rejection." Sasse and his colleagues come to similar conclusions based on case studies of Community decision-making, but they imply that reforms in Commission procedures and in the European Parliament can create greater legitimacy and authority for European institutions.