The Resource Keith Middlemas : [Fonds]

Keith Middlemas : [Fonds]

Label
Keith Middlemas : [Fonds], 1992-1994
Title
Keith Middlemas
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1992-1994
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The fonds comprises summaries of 400 interviews conducted by a team of historians between 1992 and 1994 as research for Keith Middlemas' book "Orchestrating Europe: the Informal Politics of the European Union 1973-1995". This work, published in 1995, was based on a transnational programme of interviews with a range of practitioners: Commission officials, Commissioners, member and candidate countries administrators, members of the EC/EU Permanent Representations, politicians, regional notables (Catalunya, Emilia Romagna, Rhône-Alpes etc.) and representatives of the industrial, financial and labour sectors. The study aimed to analyse the informal process behind the construction of Europe during a period characterised by the adoption of two important treaties after a decade of stagnation: the Single European Act (1986) completing the internal market and expanding Community competences (research and development, environment etc.; the Maastricht Treaty on the European Union (1992) establishing notably the Economic and Monetary Union in the framework of a Single Market. In that context, the team of historians focused their questions on the role of unofficial contacts between the European institutions and the various interlocutors (even if the conclusion was the tendency of the Commission to formalise these informal contacts). So strategies such as lobbying and bargaining were essential to comprehend the real distribution of power and its importance in the decision-making process. The texts cannot be quoted directly as they are not verbatim transcripts, they can only be paraphrased
Biographical or historical data
Professor Keith Middlemas joined the University of Sussex in 1966 as a lecturer in History. He was a Professor of History at Sussex from 1986 to his retirement in 1998. He was a visiting professor at Stanford University in 1984 and at the University of Beijing in 1989. His publications include: "Baldwin: a biography" (1969); "Diplomacy of illusion: the British Government and Germany 1937-1939" (1972); "Cabora Bassa: engineering and politics in Southern Africa" (1975); "Power and the party: changing faces of Communism in Western Europe" (1980), "Power, competition, and the State: Britain in search of balance, 1940-1961" (1986)
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1935-2013
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Middlemas, Keith
Language note
Fonds in English. Inventory in English
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  • Butler, Michael
  • Nicoll, William
  • Palliser, Michael
  • Mauch, Roland
  • Sellal, Pierre
  • Vallera, João de
  • Leggeri, M. A
  • Varricchio, Armando
  • European Economic Community
  • European Economic Community
  • Industrial policy
  • European integration
  • European federation
  • Banking law
  • Capital market
  • Financial services industry
  • Transportation and state
  • Banks and banking
  • Financial institutions
  • Free trade
  • Antitrust law
  • Restraint of trade
  • Competition
  • European Union countries
  • Europe
  • European Union countries
Label
Keith Middlemas : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/161930?item=MID
Instantiates
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Catherine Previti
Control code
FIEb17194945
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was deposited by Keith Middlemas following an agreement signed with the Historical Archives of the European Union in December 1992.
Organization method
The texts of the summary of interviews are organised by country. For each summary the name and function of the interviewee is given. However, one series is dedicated to the interviews made by high ranking officials, MEP's etc. of the European institutions. Interviews with members or former members of the EC/EU Permanent Representations are described in the country sections of the inventory: Butler, Nicoll and Palliser (United Kingdom), Heyman (Belgium), Mauch (Germany), Oosterhoss (Netherlands), Sellal (France), Vallera (Portugal), Leggeri e Varrichio (Italy)
System control number
(OCoLC)871272548
Label
Keith Middlemas : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/161930?item=MID
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Catherine Previti
Control code
FIEb17194945
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was deposited by Keith Middlemas following an agreement signed with the Historical Archives of the European Union in December 1992.
Organization method
The texts of the summary of interviews are organised by country. For each summary the name and function of the interviewee is given. However, one series is dedicated to the interviews made by high ranking officials, MEP's etc. of the European institutions. Interviews with members or former members of the EC/EU Permanent Representations are described in the country sections of the inventory: Butler, Nicoll and Palliser (United Kingdom), Heyman (Belgium), Mauch (Germany), Oosterhoss (Netherlands), Sellal (France), Vallera (Portugal), Leggeri e Varrichio (Italy)
System control number
(OCoLC)871272548

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