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Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 1986/87
Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 1986/87
Edited by Werner Weidenfeld and Wolfgang Wessels
Institute für Europäische Politik/Europa Union Verlag, 1987, 533 pp
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A comprehensive and, in parts, critical survey of what happened during 1986-87 in the various institutions of the EEC. A Baedeker to Brussels' Europe, prepared by a group of competent experts, most of them German, with a searching analysis by Werner Weidenfeld, one of the editors and a leading German political scientist. He, too, reflects on the growing estrangement between the U.S. and Western Europe and on the suddenly reappearing dream-primarily in Germany where the dream first appeared-of a Mitteleuropa, presumably a neutralized zone dominated by Germans; this, too, is part of the lure of Gorbachev's appeal to the European "common house." A superior reference work.