Facilitating Transatlantic Cooperation after the Cold War

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Peter Barschdorff

An Acquis Atlantique

ISBN 978-3-8258-5434-5
Band-Nr. 28
Jahr 2001
Seiten 256
Bindung broschiert
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Why are Europe and America still allied? After all, many observers
predicted after the Cold War that NATO might
collapse, trade disputes could escalate, and political relations would
suffer in the absence of a common threat (like the one formerly posed by
the former Soviet Union). Peter Barschdorff argues that an acquis
atlantique is holding the two sides together. Common experiences, legal
stock and understandings make decision-makers converge their views on
controversial issues, such as peace-making in the Balkans,
NATO reform and trade of agricultural goods. The
acquis might change over time. But as an analytic concept and as a driver
of transatlantic politics it will remain an important constant.