The Rebirth of Europe

The rejuvenation of Europe as a totalitarian century ends and a global century begins is a remarkable story This book brings together the three dynamics of Europe s position at this extraordinary moment European monetary union, the deepening of intra EU cooperation, and the widening of the EU and NATO to take in central European members It looks at the broad political and policy implications of EMU and shows how the United States views this integration Elizabeth Pond, a longtime observer of events in Europe and Russia, sees these developments as the beginning of a new postnational European system that is replacing the centuries old nation state system She shows how belligerence and anarchy have faded away on the European continent as compulsory cold war cooperation becomes a habit and as French German reconciliation becomes the pattern for reconciliation between other old enemies She follows NATO s transformation into a reluctant peacemaker in Bosnia and the United States decision to remain a European power She describes the leap of faith needed to create European monetary union and charts the magnetic attraction of both NATO and the EU in shaping the democratic, economic, and social revolutions in central Europe She warns about the strains that will face the transatlantic relationship when the euro is on a par with the dollar as a reserve currency And she concludes by agreeing with former Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Barteszewski that we are witnessing, after the original birth of European consciousness a millennium ago, the rebirth of Europe.
The Rebirth of Europe The rejuvenation of Europe as a totalitarian century ends and a global century begins is a remarkable story This book brings together the three dynamics of Europe s position at this extraordinary mome

  • Title: The Rebirth of Europe
  • Author: Elizabeth Pond
  • ISBN: 0815771584
  • Page: 493
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    1. As someone working daily in Brussels on European issues and with an interest in EU enlargement, i found this book a breath of fresh air amidst reading on all the problems the EU has to face in enlargement. The author gives a convincingly upbeat and positive assessment of how far the CEECs have come in terms of institution building for democracy and the rule of law, of protection of minorities and human rights, and a (historically new) willingness to work with each other to resolve outstandi [...]

    2. As someone working daily in Brussels on European issues and with an interest in EU enlargement, i found this book a breath of fresh air amidst reading on all the problems the EU has to face in enlargement. The author gives a convincingly upbeat and positive assessment of how far the CEECs have come in terms of institution building for democracy and the rule of law, of protection of minorities and human rights, and a (historically new) willingness to work with each other to resolve outstandi [...]

    3. In her book, The Rebirth of Europe, Elizabeth Pond provides a great overview of the many issues and underlying dynamics facing the European Union (EU) and Europe, presently. In ten chapters, she encapsulates history, European and American perceptions, domestic politics, European Monetary Union (EMU), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as the European Strategic Defense Initiative (ESDI). Although she covers these and many other issues in-depth, she paints a rather optimi [...]

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