A Europe of the Air?: The Airline Industry and European Integration (Governance in Europe) (Hardcover)
This definitive book offers the first full study of the development of the European Union's air-transport policy. Crucial to both globalization and regional integration, commercial aviation, along with other transport industries, provides the logistics for business activities, political life, and contact between cultures. Exploring the long struggle to create a "Europe of the air" through both regulatory change and airline strategizing, Martin Staniland examines the political bargains that have shaped a highly fragmented industry and its regulation. An invaluable case-study in industrial policy, this book will be essential reading for students of aviation, as well as for scholars interested in regulatory change and European integration.
Martin Staniland is professor and division director for international affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.