The Historical Evolution of the Transatlantic Partnership

  • Maria Green Cowles
  • Michelle Egan
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)


Cowles and Egan provide a concise historiography of transatlantic relations since 1945. Examining how the United States and Europe have weathered global structural shifts, external threats and divergent domestic dynamics in the past, they argue there has never been a ‘golden age’ in the transatlantic relationship. The United States and Europe have a history of drifting apart and transforming their partnership to address global challenges. Today, the transatlantic partners are working within the changing international order in a manner that reflects their long-standing, deeply rooted alliance.


Transatlantic relations NATO European Union 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Green Cowles
    • 1
  • Michelle Egan
    • 2
  1. 1.Immaculata UniversityImmaculataUSA
  2. 2.American UniversityWashingtonUSA

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