Cover

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Title page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface to the Paperback Edition

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pp. ix-xvi

When this book went to press in 2010 it was already clear that all was not well with the European Union. True, it had extraordinary achievements to its credit. The continent that had been a cockpit for innumerable...

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Foreword

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pp. xvii-xx

Teaching American politics to Ph.D. students in the United States is always an engaging experience. Understanding how the Constitutional Convention concocted the so-called three-fifths compromise, in which...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xxi-xxvi

This book could not have been written without help, advice, moral support, and, in some cases, inspiration from a wide variety of people in several different countries. I have lectured or presented papers on...

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I: Prologue

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pp. 1-26

For centuries, the theme of Kipling’s “Ballad of East and West” has woven in and out of Western imaginations like a blood-stained thread. It fi rst appeared in the fi ft h century BCE, when the small and...

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II: Weighing like a Nightmare

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pp. 27-66

On March 26, 2007, Europe’s leaders assembled in Berlin to celebrate the fi ft ieth anniversary of the Rome Treaty setting up the European Economic Community, the precursor of today’s European Union. Th ey did their best to...

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III: Hate—and Hope

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pp. 67-101

Lying on my desk in front of me as I type is my passport. Its cover is an elegant confection of maroon and gold. “European Union,” proclaims the first line, in golden capital letters. Beneath, slightly larger...

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IV: The Revenge of Politics

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pp. 102-140

On 1 December 2009, after nearly a decade of confusion and vacillation, the EU’s Lisbon Treaty came into force. Like its abortive predecessor, the 2004 Constitutional Treaty, it was designed to counter the...

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V: Which Boundaries? Whose History?

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pp. 141-178

Boundaries matter. They don’t matter as much as they once did, but the notion that they have dwindled into mere lines on a map is an agreeable...

Notes

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pp. 179-188

Index

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pp. 189-206