• European Integration 

      Blair, Alasdair (Book chapter)
      The European Union (EU) consists of the largest group of advanced industrial economies in the world. Its origins can be traced to plans that were set down in the interwar period of the 1920s to overcome tension between ...
    • Jean Monnet 

      Blair, Alasdair (Book chapter)
      Jean Monnet (1888-1979) is regarded as the founding father of the European Union (EU). A technocrat who was never a member of a political party, he played a key role in providing the intellectual stimulus behind European ...
    • Special Relationship 

      Blair, Alasdair (Book chapter)
      The ‘special relationship’ between the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US) refers to the particularly close economic, political, and security relationships that exist between the two countries. Although ...