A majority of European leaders had dreams in world politics; however, they were often in competition and, even worse, in conflict. It was not until these European dreams turned into a collective nightmare in the World War II (WWII) did the Europeans start to dream about a shared future. This European Dream aims to constitute eternal peace in Europe based upon reconciliation through integration.
This book consists of three parts, thirteen chapters. It aims to explain the European integration, EU’s role in global governance and the EU’s impact upon Asian regionalism with the help of the European Dream approach. Trump’s unilateralism and trade wars may be a turning point of world politics since 1980. Both globalization and global governance have consequently slowed down, giving place to rising regionalism and inter-regionalism. Therefore, this book may contribute to the rising debate over European integration, Asian regionalism, and EU-Asian inter-regionalism.
- 關鍵詞：European Union, European integration, European Dream, Asian regionalism, elite cooperation, global governance, Trans-Atlantic cooperation, European strategies, Jean Monnet, EU Study, Brexit