The result of two years of research and discussion, this massive volume addresses two questions: Are the policies developed by the European Community valid alternatives to national policies? Are they realistic and effective, acceptable to European opinion at large? The answers, arrived at in a series of interesting policy studies by officials of the Community and academic consultants, are of course mixed. Some policies seem more distinctively European than others; a good many seem not to distinguish between exclusively European and more general Western interests. And it would seem that inadequacies occur most frequently in the preparation of policy. The book offers some very useful recommendations.