Europe and America in the 1990s
The Prospects for Partnership
This authoritative book - based on new original research - provides a concise, provocative analysis of relations between Europe and America and their implications for the wider system of international relations in the 1990s.
John Peterson argues that the end of the Cold War enhances the prospects for a `New Transatlanticism' despite the potential for unprecedented conflicts rooted in the `democratization' of western foreign policy making processes. The analysis focuses on the long-term impacts on bilateral relations of recent geopolitical change, the Uruguay Round of the of the GATT, the reformation of European security structures, changing notions of national and international security, new debates on the acceptable costs of American internationalism, and the political development of the European Community. Each chapter applies leading theories of international relations - neo-realism, liberal trade theory, interdependence theories and reformism - as guides to understanding US-EC relations.
Europe and America in the 1990s is designed for use in courses on the European Community, American foreign policy and international relations. It also provides an up-to-date, rigorous survey for specialists seeking to understand US-EC relations in the aftermath of the most tumultuous period in European politics since 1945.
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`The author of this thoughtful analysis of relations between the United States and the European Community. . . . is concerned with theory as much as with practice. . . . John Peterson has produced a well-argued assessment of the problem. It should stimulate students to think critically about the issues, and provoke us all - whether or not we agree with the conclusions - to think further about the wider implications of a much discussed subject.' -- Roger Morgan, International Affairs `Dr John Peterson's book contains a very well-informed, original and eloquently written analysis of US-EC relations. Europe and America in the 1990s is a must for those readers who want to look ahead and go beyond the traditional presentation of transatlantic relations.' -- Youri Devuyst, Free University of Brussels, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research `. . . valuable book, as it provides a concise and lucid account of the evolution of the EC-US relationship in the context of an uncertain post-Cold War world.' -- Totis Kotsonis, Millennium `Based on new and original research, this up-to-date provides a concise, provocative analysis of the relationships between Europe and America and the implications for a wider system of international relations in the 1990s.' -- International Review of Administrative Sciences