The Uniting of Europe: From Discord to Concord by Stanley Henig provides an introduction to the history of European integration. The author places European unification within a wider political and economic context. He shows how institutional developments have been conditioned by wider international considerations.Including a succinct but comprehensive account of the structure, functions and working of the major European institutions, this book considers: * the impact of the Cold War and the superpowers on Europe* Britain's decision to join the Community* the consequences of German reunification* the problem of nationalism in Eastern Europe* key personalities, parties, regimes and political systems* the challenges of the future for the European Union. Stanley Henig argues that integration and unification cannot be understood without reference to wider factors. The Uniting of Europe provides a comprehensive background to current and future issues confronting Europe in a global context.