Negotiating the single European act

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The European Community (EC) is experiencing its most important period of reform since the completion of the Common Market in 1968. This new impulse toward European integration-the “relaunching” of Europe, the French call it-was unexpected. The late 1970s and early 1980s were periods of “Europessimism” and “Eurosclerosis,” when politicians and academics alike lost faith in European institutions. The current period is one of optimism and institutional momentum. The source of this transformation was the Single European Act (SEA), a document approved by European heads of government in 1986.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New European Community
Subtitle of host publicationDecisionmaking and Institutional Change
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9780429964732
ISBN (Print)9780813382715
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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