Why The EU Won
Source: Trinity College Dublin
In this paper, one can divide the question of "Why the EU Won" into two sub-questions. First, why did the EU-6 choose to go down a supranational route? And second, why did the rest of Europe eventually join them? The answer to the second question is largely to be found in the domino mechanism described by Baldwin (2009), and so the author will deals more with the first, as well as with the issue of why the UK decided to apply for EEC membership in the early 1960s. That decision was crucial in making the already considerable gravitational pull of the EEC irresistible.