I have been asked to reflect on my experience of 35 years publishing university textbooks in relation to the evolution and development of European Union Studies (which term I shall use to include the study of the EU’s earlier incarnations in the European Community/Communities). My engagement with EU studies actually started well before I became a publisher in 1979 as I had developed an interest in the subject as an undergraduate student of International Relations in the early 1970s and actually embarked in 1974 on writing a PhD on the relationship between European integration and disintegration which a combination of the theft of a car containing all my (not, I confess, all that many) notes, the advent of ‘eurosclerosis’ and the stymieing of Scottish devolution consigned to the dustbin of history (though it would have been very timely I guess today).
European Studies, EU Studies
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