This chapter discusses the issues relevant to the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty or the Treaty on the European Union (EU). The ratification was expected to be a formality but the situation changed after the Treaty was rejected by the Danish electorate in a June 1992 referendum and a wafer-thin majority in a referendum in France. These issues and the worsening situation in Yugoslavia brought into question the very principles of European integration. The low level of support given to the European unification and Maastricht is attributed to the fact that foreign policy and security questions did not enter the ratification debate to any appreciable extent, and the public was not convinced that the Treaty provided an adequate response to what the public wanted.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.