The Colonies strike back: The impact of the third world on Western Europe, 1968-1975

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Abstract

The history of western Europe and of European integration has been explained primarily with reference to internal political and economic factors, or to its relations with the United States. This article argues that decolonisation and the emergence of the Third World as a political and economic actor had a profound influence on western Europe, mainly contributing to a further weakening of the role of the nation-state. The impact of the Third World was particularly strong in the period from the global revolution of 1968 to the high point of détente in 1975.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-319
Number of pages21
JournalContemporary European History
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History

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