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dc.contributor.authorGEARY, Michael J.
dc.identifier.citationFlorence, European University Institute, 2009
dc.descriptionDefence date: 20 February 2009en
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Prof. Pascaline Winand (EUI/Monash University) - supervisor Prof. N. Piers Ludlow (London School of Economics) - co-supervisor Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel (EUI) Prof. Jan van der Harst (University of Groningen)en
dc.description.abstractThe thesis examines how the European Commission responded to the challenges posed by Britain’s and Ireland’s attempts to join the European Economic Community (EEC) between 1958 and 1972.1 The part played by the Commission in the enlargement process of the 1960s is one that has received little critical attention by scholars dealing with the history of European integration. Each chapter examines the enlargement question largely from the Commission’s perspective intertwined with British and Irish views. It therefore moves beyond the more traditional focus of scholarly research that has to date been almost exclusively based around national accounts of how the Community went from six to nine members in January 1973. This dissertation aims, in part, to fill this void in the history of the early years of the EEC.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of History and Civilizationen
dc.subject.lcshEuropean integration -- History
dc.subject.lcshGreat Britain -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries
dc.subject.lcshEuropean Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
dc.subject.lcshEurope -- Economic integration -- History
dc.titleEnlargement and the European Commission: An assessment of the British and Irish applications for membership of the European Economic Community, 1958-73en

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