• Couverture Desmond Dinan (2004), Europe Recast - A History cf European integration, Lynne Rienner.

DESMOND DINAN (2004), EUROPE RECAST - A HISTORY CF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION, LYNNE RIENNER.

Thomas Hoerber

revue d'origine de cet article : Politique Européenne 21

Date de publication : avril 2007
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In the first chapter of this book Dinan gets off to a shaky start. There
are mistaken dates, such as "The Schuman Declaration of June 1950 (...)"
(14); Charles de Gaulle was president of the Fifth Republic until Apri11969,
not 1968 (29); oversimplifications, such as "Law and order broke down" in
occupied Gennany in the immediate post-war years (14); and blurred
distinctions, eg:'\VÎthregard to the Bretton Woods institutions Dinan fails to
mention that the International Trade Organisation was never implemented
(15). Dinan is also not convincing in his ideological and party political
judgments, e.g. "(...) the British working class had eschewed revolutionary
socialism (...)" (16), forgetting that many

     
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