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Author Magnus Bjarnason.

Title The political economy of joining the European Union : Iceland's position at the beginning of the 21st century / Magnus Bjarnason
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (281 pages) : illustrations
Series UvA proefschriften
UvA proefschriften
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Historical overview -- 3. Political debate on Europe -- 4. Economic impact of EU membership -- 5. Economic and monetary union (the euro) -- 6. Agricultural policy -- 7. Fisheries policy -- 8. Making up the balance and conclusion
Summary Iceland can consider its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA) as an associate membership of the European Union (EU). Under the EEA agreement, Iceland participates in the EU free movement of capital, persons, services and industrial goods, along with cooperation in social policy and related fields. However, Iceland does not participate in the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), or in the EU Customs Union. This dissertation studies the effects of full EU membership on Iceland's Political Economy. It gives an overview of the EU, EEA and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), offering thorough analyses of the EMU, Agricultural Policy and Fisheries Policy. The dissertation also reviews the pros and cons of EU membership. A decision to join the EU is in the end a question of political choice and this dissertation is intended to make such a choice as informed as possible
Notes doctoral Universiteit van Amsterdam 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278)
Notes Summaries in Dutch, English and Icelandic
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Subject European Union.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Iceland.
Iceland -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010518027
ISBN 1282985108
9048513693 (electronic bk.)
9789048513697 (electronic bk.)