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“On the Incongruities of Monnet’s Europe”

Fransen, Frederic J. (1999) “On the Incongruities of Monnet’s Europe”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    First, I want to explore the way in which Monnet envisioned the role of time in the process of European integration. Second, I would like to look at the lessons which Monnet could reasonably draw from his work with international institutions. Finally, I would like to describe Monnet’s understanding of the world situation, and his views on the place that he hoped to create for Europe within it. In each case, I will present Monnet’s views in the time leading up to or surrounding the Schuman Plan, that is from roughly 1943-1954, and compare them with the points of view he expresses later, in the period following the Treaties of Rome. In so doing, I hope to demonstrate two things. First, that his own account of the process of European integration in 1950 was different from that which he later put forward. And second, that the Europe Monnet was hoping to achieve at the time of the Schuman Plan differed in several significant respects from that for which he lobbied a decade later. By presenting the issue in this way, I hope to shed some new light on the relation of at least one of Europe’s practitioners to the theoretical debates in which he is invoked.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 19
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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