This volume is the result of a joint effort on the part of European and American scholars to describe and analyze the nature and the role of the European Community on the threshold of the 1990s. The 1980s stood witness to a significant change in West Europe from "Eurosclerosis" to close European cooperation in the fields of security, foreign policy and trade. This newly won "assertiveness" on the part of the West Europeans will be put to a test in the next decade, as, in addition to the progressing West European integration process, a new dynamic is likely to preoccupy the 1990s – the ongoing reform process in East Europe.

chapter 1|27 pages

Preparing West Europe for the 1990s

ByReinhardt Rummel

part I|69 pages

West Europe between National Interests and Global Needs

part II|99 pages

West Europe's Particular Contribution to Western Defense

part III|97 pages

West Europe in the Transatlantic Bargain

chapter 9|40 pages

West Europe in Reagan's World: Responding to a New American Challenge

ByDavid Allen, Michael Smith

chapter 10|27 pages

The "Corn War": A Euro-American Trade Dispute

ByVera Erdmann-Keefer

chapter 11|13 pages

The Power of Strategic Initiatives in the Federal Republic of Germany

ByDavid Rubenson