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dc.contributor.authorHaapala, Taru
dc.contributor.authorHäkkinen, Teemu
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-04T10:07:08Z
dc.date.available2018-10-14T21:35:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHaapala, T., & Häkkinen, T. (2017). Debating Federal Europe in the British Parliament, c. 1940-1949. <i>European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire</i>, <i>24</i>(5), 801-816. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/13507486.2017.1300137" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/13507486.2017.1300137</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26883289
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73126
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/55265
dc.description.abstractFederalism, or the fear of it, worked as a catalyst in the British pre-referendum debate on Brexit in June 2016. In this paper, we focus on the pre-European integration context and ask what kind of an alternative federalism was seen to afford in British politics during and after the Second World War. We limit our discussion to parliamentary debates, which have only rarely been used as primary sources for studying European integration history. The British Parliament was one of the key political arenas for debates on foreign policy, not just in terms of informing the party lines but also guiding the public discussion. In the early part of the 1940s, the British federalist movement was able to generate political debate on the issue and gain the attention of many leading politicians. We argue that the approach to the use of the concept was politically charged but remained open to various context-based interpretations, which did not eventually lead to any concrete proposals. During the latter part of the 1940s, the majority of British MPs were open to different ways of creating unity in Europe. The emphasis on national sovereignty, however, continued. As a result ‘federalism’, attached to structures for unity, gave way to more pragmatic political solutions.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
dc.subject.otherEurooppa
dc.subject.otherIso-Britannia
dc.subject.other1940-luku
dc.subject.otherEurope
dc.subject.otherBritish Parliament
dc.subject.other1940s
dc.subject.otherintegration
dc.titleDebating Federal Europe in the British Parliament, c. 1940-1949
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201708293600
dc.contributor.laitosHistorian ja etnologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of History and Ethnologyen
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineYleinen historiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineGeneral Historyen
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-08-29T12:15:06Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange801-816
dc.relation.issn1350-7486
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume24
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Taylor & Francis. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber275589
dc.relation.grantnumber282954
dc.subject.ysoparlamentit
dc.subject.ysofederalismi
dc.subject.ysopolitiikka
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p811
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p9471
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p454
dc.relation.doi10.1080/13507486.2017.1300137
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiahanke, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramMuut, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Project, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramOthers, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland [grant numbers 275589, 282954].


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