Jean Monnet pp 184-209 | Cite as

Jean Monnet’s Methods

  • François Duchene


European integration is young for myths, but it has the beginnings of a surprising one in the person of Jean Monnet. This seems odd because he was, to all appearances, a rather anonymous, technocratic figure. True, he was the source of the European Community, the first man to propose European union in a form governments had to take seriously. But this cannot by itself be the reason. For one thing, he shares the credit of innovation with Robert Schuman and others. Why then should Jean Monnet have become ‘Mr. Europe’?


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  1. 1.
    Jean Monnet, Memoirs (New York, 1978), 173–4.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ibid., 291.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ibid., 323.Google Scholar

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