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Europe 2000
Europe 2000
Edited by Peter Hall
Columbia University Press, 1977, 274 pp

The final report of a vast project launched in 1969 on Europe's future is presented by the Chairman of Plan Europe 2000's Integration Committee. Like all committee reports, it suffers from the homogenization of ideas required for group consensus. Because the major underlying premises about Europe and the world have undergone numerous and dramatic changes since the project began, the project staff also encountered almost insurmountable intellectual difficulties in treating the subject. The use of a range of hypothetical scenarios helps mitigate some of these problems and results in a discussion of frequently surprising trade-offs in choices Europeans will have to make.