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A higher loyalty

This book argues that the current problems over Britain’s membership of the European Union are largely as a result of the absence of quality debates during the 1959–84 period. The situation today is also attributed to members of the political elite subordinating the question of Britain’s future in Europe to short-term, pragmatic, party management or career considerations. A particular and original interpretation of Britain and Europe is advanced, aided by recently discovered evidence. This includes the methods used by the Conservative government to ensure it won the vote following the 1971 parliamentary debate on Britain’s proposed entry into the EEC. It also delves into the motives of the sixty-nine rebel Labour MPs that voted against their own party on EEC membership, and how the British public were largely misled by political leaders in respect of the true aims of the European project. This is a study of a seminal period in Britain’s relationship with Europe. Starting from the British government’s early attempts at EEC membership, and concluding with the year both major political parties accepted Britain’s place in Europe, this book examines decision-making in Britain. As such, it contributes to a greater understanding of British politics. It answers a number of key questions and casts light on the current toxic dilemma on the issue of Europe.

Eurimages and the Funding of Dystopia
Aidan Power

Since its inception by the Council of Europe in 1989, Eurimages has been to the fore in financing European co-productions with the aim of fostering integration and cooperation in artistic and industry circles and has helped finance over 1,600 feature films, animations and documentaries. Taking as its thesis the idea that the CoE seeks to perpetuate Europes utopian ideals, despite the dystopian realities that frequently undermine both the EU and the continent at large, this article analyses select Eurimages-funded dystopian films from industrial, aesthetic and socio-cultural standpoints with a view toward decoding institutionally embedded critiques of the European project.

Film Studies
Editor’s Introduction
Juliano Fiori

migration and trade policies, Europeans have increasingly opted for a closing-inwards of the nation state, calling into question the viability of the European project itself. The Brexit referendum, in June 2016, provided a clear example of this. Politics on the periphery has taken a similarly illiberal turn, with more violent consequences. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte boasts of carrying out extrajudicial killings and threatens to kill corrupt state officials, and he has launched a bloody war on drugs, for which he has been

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Ben Tonra

8 European ambitions and obligations Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the interaction of the four narratives when faced with the long-term foreign policy issue of Ireland’s place within the European project and the challenges that have arisen there from. This chapter – and the following two in this section – will begin with an overview of the general lines of the debate and will focus upon the representations of this foreign policy issue through the four narratives. The chapter will then go on to consider the ‘discursive play’ between

in Global citizen and European Republic
Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath

cultural agency, an agency granted by overarching imperial structures that privileged European projects in frontier zones. Without forgetting the historical importance and the indispensable weight of the imperial state, that which Sebastian Conrad and Jürgen Osterhammel have compellingly described as the ‘ Kaiserreich transnational ’, 12 or the German state's exploitation of the extra-European world for its own ends, this volume focuses on

in Savage worlds
Willem Maas

Free movement has been central to the European project since the introduction of mobility rights for coal and steel workers in the 1951 European Coal and Steel Community Treaty (ECSC; Treaty of Paris) and the right of EU citizens to live and work anywhere in the common territory has developed as one of the four fundamental freedoms (alongside free movement of goods, services, and capital) that undergird the Single Market (Maas 2005 , 2007 ). Since the Maastricht Treaty, these rights have been enshrined as a key element of EU citizenship, to which some have

in The European Union after Brexit
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Phil Hubbard

fatally compromised by the failure of the wider British population to buy into the European project. This became acutely obvious at the time of the Brexit debate, when the Remain campaign failed to successfully articulate the benefits of staying in Europe. 42 Arguably, the seeds of this scepticism about European integration were sown in the 1980s, when Thatcherism's emphasis on individualism fostered opposition to the projects of monetary union and legal harmonisation, with these often portrayed in the right-wing media

in Borderland
Shivdeep Grewal

, running up to the early 1980s, saw him (Habermas, 1986a : 85) rejecting the European project out of hand. With the second, spanning the early to mid 1980s, he began to lose faith in the capacity for complex socioeconomic problems to be solved within the purview of the nation-state, while retaining a critical attitude toward the European project (Habermas, 1986b , 1998b : 366-7). The third stage, coinciding with his ‘legal turn’, began in the mid to late 1980s – though retaining an emphasis on the Federal Republic of Germany

in Habermas and European integration
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The EU’s odd couple
Tom Gallagher

European project, including those like him on the centre-right, by arguing that an entity with utopian goals, but which was wedded to a clumsy and excessive bureaucracy, was too much like history repeating itself for his liking. Other prominent leaders from East-Central Europe could be found who agreed with his outlook. The convenient assumption that Europeans shared identical values and could thus be subject to uniform regulations was unlikely to find many keen emulators east of the Elbe due to this part of Europe’s history of long-distance rule. Searing experiences

in Europe’s path to crisis
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Economics, influence and security
Oliver Daddow

short-term public opinion. The ‘argument’ aspect involved reasoning that Britain lost influence by being outside core European decision-making circles and, therefore, could be more influential by being closer to the heartbeat of the European project. There was an additional factor that Price ignored: education. Sometimes, Blair and Brown felt they needed to tell the British what the EU had done for them historically speaking with regard to security, working from the assumption that ‘we are pretty poorly educated about it really’ (interview with Morgan). Closely

in New Labour and the European Union