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Jean Monnet and Canada

Early Travels and the Idea of European Unity

by (author) Trygve Ugland

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2011
Category
General, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487523602
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487524180
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $36.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442643109
    Publish Date
    Jan 2011
    List Price
    $41.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442695450
    Publish Date
    Jan 2011
    List Price
    $25.95

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Description

Jean Monnet (1888-1979) is often viewed as the chief architect of the European Coal and Steel Community, which over time evolved into today's European Union. Monnet spent his early years working as an agent for his father, a cognac producer. It was this experience that took him to Scandinavia, England, the United States, and most importantly Canada, where he was exposed to the country's unique form of federalism.

Drawing on a wide variety of empirical sources, including unpublished documents, correspondence, and original historical data extracted from archives both in Canada and Europe, Trygve Ugland's Jean Monnet and Canada argues that the extensive period of time Monnet spent in Canada between 1907 and 1914 had a formative influence on the achievements of his later years, particularly on the institutional 'construction of Europe.'

About the author

Trygve Ugland is a professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Bishop's University.

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Editorial Reviews

‘Ugland tells a compelling story that stirs the imagination. His is an interesting book that opens a brief, yet colourful window onto the early and little-known Canadian period of Monnet’s life.’

H-Net Review vol 12:121:2012

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