IAIN BEGG is Professor of International Economics at South Bank University in London, England. He is joint editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies and he acted as an adviser to the House of Lords’ European Communities Committee and the Economic and Social Committee. He has published widely on European policy issues including Paying for Europe, with N. Grimwade (1998); Applied Economics and Public Policy, ed. with S. G. B. Henry (1998); ‘Reform of the Structural Funds after 1999’, European Planning Studies 5 (1997), 677–91; ‘Levelling the Playing Field or Changing the Rules of Play? Regulation in the Single Market’, Business Economist 28 (1997), 14–22.
JIM BULLER is a lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. His research interest focus on British politics in the 1980s and on Britain’s relations with the European Union. His publications include National Statecraft and European Integration: the Conservative Government and the European Union, 1979–97 (forthcoming); Post-War British Politics in Perspective, co-authored with D. Marsh et al. (1999); ‘Civil Service Attitudes towards the European Union’, in D. Baker and D. Seawright (eds.), Britain for and against Europe (1998), 165–84; and ‘Britain as an Awkward Partner: Re-assessing Britain’s Relations with the European Union’, Politics 15/1 (1995), 33–42.
ANNE DEIGHTON is University Lecturer in European International Politics and fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. She has published extensively on the cold war, European integration and British foreign policy, including, The Impossible Peace: Britain, the Division of Germany and the Origins of the cold war, 1945–1947 (1990/1993); Building Postwar Europe, ed. (1995); Western European Union, 1954–1997: Defence, Security, Integration, ed. (1997); Widening, Deepening and Acceleration: The European Economic Community, 1958–1963, ed. with A. S. Milward (1999).
GEOFFREY EDWARDS is Jean Monnet Director of European Studies, Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His has published widely on European Integration and his recent publications include The European Commission, ed. with D. Spence (2nd edn., 1997); The Politics of European