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Britain and European Unity, 1945-1992
Britain and European Unity, 1945-1992
By John W. Young
St. Martin's Press, 1993, 217 pp

A brief, narrowly conceived study of British policy toward Europe set in the context of Britain's overall decline. The author, a young British political scientist, argues that membership in the EEC, even belated membership, marked a revolution for an island country that still has no great enthusiasm for Europe. A particular virtue of this short and informative book is its analysis of different interpretations of British policy, with some newly available sources used for the immediate postwar period.