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European Monetary Integration & Domestic Politics

European Monetary Integration & Domestic Politics

Britain, France, and Italy

  • Author: James I. Walsh
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555878238
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 182
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This work explains why three countries that have faced similar problems of high inflation and currency depreciation since the 1970s - Britain, France and Italy - have pursued very different international monetary strategies.

Monetary Politics

Monetary Politics

Exchange Rate Cooperation in the European Union

  • Author: Thomas H. Oatley
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472108244
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 222
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Examines the domestic politics of European monetary integration

Europe's Monetary (Dis)union

Europe's Monetary (Dis)union

  • Author: Gideon Rose
  • Publisher: Foreign Affairs
  • ISBN: 0876096380
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 293
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The project of European integration has always been a dream spurred by a nightmare. To escape the continent’s volatile, bloody past, the argument ran, European countries needed to bind themselves together and forge a harmonious common future. In fits and starts, to varying degrees on varying issues, this project has managed to achieve extraordinary success over the past seven decades, enabling Europe to reach levels of peace and prosperity at which previous generations could only have marveled. But the endeavor has always been more popular with elites than with the masses, has lurched from crisis to crisis, and has struggled to deal with the differences that keep Europe’s disparate parts from forming a seamless whole. Foreign Affairs has been covering the effort closely from the beginning, and as the Greek crisis comes to a head, we’ve decided to pull together highlights of our analysis of the quest for economic union in particular. This collection provides an unparalleled look at the past, present, and future of Europe’s common currency, showcasing more than two dozen of the world’s leading experts on European economics and politics to help you better understand the story behind the headlines.

Germany and the Politics of Europe's Money

Germany and the Politics of Europe's Money

  • Author: Karl Kaltenthaler
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822321712
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 146
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As countries in the European Union struggle to comply with the Maastricht Treaty, the question of monetary integration is at the forefront of European politics. This book explores how and why Germany--whose economic power makes it a pivotal player--has developed inconsistent policies toward European monetary institutions and how these institutions affect domestic politics and state policies toward the institutions.

Eurobondage

Eurobondage

The Political Costs of Monetary Union in Europe

  • Author: Jonathon Moses
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781785522567
  • Category:
  • Page: 200
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This book examines the political costs of monetary union in Europe. It does so by gauging the degree to which four small European states - Iceland, Latvia, Hungary and Ireland - employed their monetary policies in response to the financial crisis. Contrary to popular and academic perception, Moses finds that small states in Europe still enjoy monetary policy autonomy, and this autonomy was used to prioritise the needs of domestic constituents over those of international markets. Eurozone member states, by contrast, pursued policies that prioritised the (long-term) needs of international lenders and European institutions, at the (short-term) expense of their own constituents. By illustrating the degree to which monetary policy autonomy still plays an effective role in responding to economic shocks, this book documents the substantial sacrifices that states have made in joining a suboptimum currency area. These are the political costs of monetary union in Europe.

Fiscal Aspects of European Monetary Integration

Fiscal Aspects of European Monetary Integration

  • Author: Michael M. Hutchison,Andrew Hughes Hallett,Svend E. Hougaard Jensen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521651622
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 351
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Monetary union in Europe started in 1999. Originally published in 1999, this book contains eleven papers and three review essays, which analyse a spectrum of empirical, theoretical, institutional and political aspects of the design and impact of fiscal policy in EMU. The contributors are some of the most experienced analysts in the field. Topics covered include the need for and consequences of fiscal coordination, constraints on national deficits and debt levels (the Stability Pact), and the role of fiscal federalism and insurance. The importance of coordinating fiscal and monetary policies is also considered in depth. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in EMU and the development of European fiscal policy.

The Political Economy Of European Monetary Unification

The Political Economy Of European Monetary Unification

  • Author: Barry Eichengreen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429974000
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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The first edition of this book was published in 1994, as the future of monetary unification in Europe was very much in doubt. With Economic and Monetary Union now in place, it is appropriate to bring the scholarship on the topic up to date for the students of international political economics. To this effect, essayists Jeffry Frieden, Geoffrey Garrett, Lisa L. Martin, Benjamin J. Cohen revised four of the original chapters to reflect new conditions. Editors, Barry Eichengreen and Frieden completely rewrote the introductory essay. Three new chapters by Matthew Gabel, Charles Engel, and Paul De Grauwe et al cover public support for EMU, local currency pricing, and whether Europe is now better off? The updated volume's purpose remains that of bringing the latest in scholarship in Economics and Political Science to bear on the European monetary integration

A Europe made of money

A Europe made of money

the emergence of the European Monetary System

  • Author: Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801465494
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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A Europe Made of Money is a new history of the making of the European Monetary System (EMS), based on extensive archive research. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol highlights two long-term processes in the monetary and economic negotiations in the decade leading up to the founding of the EMS in 1979. The first is a transnational learning process involving a powerful, networked European monetary elite that shaped a habit of cooperation among technocrats. The second stresses the importance of the European Council, which held regular meetings between heads of government beginning in 1974, giving EEC legitimacy to monetary initiatives that had previously involved semisecret and bilateral negotiations. The interaction of these two features changed the EMS from a fairly trivial piece of administrative business to a tremendously important political agreement. The inception of the EMS was greeted as one of the landmark achievements of regional cooperation, a major leap forward in the creation of a unified Europe. Yet Mourlon-Druol's account stresses that the EMS is much more than a success story of financial cooperation. The technical suggestions made by its architects reveal how state elites conceptualized the larger project of integration. And their monetary policy became a marker for the conception of European identity. The unveiling of the EMS, Mourlon-Druol concludes, represented the convergence of material interests and symbolic, identity-based concerns.

Euros and Europeans

Euros and Europeans

Monetary Integration and the European Model of Society

  • Author: Andrew Martin,George Ross
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521543637
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 385
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Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is one of the most important developments in modern European politics. Building on two decades of monetary integration it transfers monetary policy, a core function of the modern state, to an independent European Central Bank (ECB) and limits member states' fiscal policy discretion. The ECB insists that growth and employment depend on 'flexibilizing' Europe's labor markets through deep reforms of the social policies and employment relations which comprise the 'European social model'. Member states retain authority over these areas at the heart of national politics, but how will EMU affect the domestic politics of institutional change? Will EMU reinforce de-regulation and retrenchment or will it facilitate reforms that maintain the protections against economic insecurity, inequality, and unilateral employer power the European model has provided? To address these questions, a transatlantic team of leading experts analyzes the evolving tensions between monetary integration and national social policies.

Money and Power in Europe

Money and Power in Europe

The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation

  • Author: Matthias Kaelberer
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791449967
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 254
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Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The Currency of Ideas

The Currency of Ideas

Monetary Politics in the European Union

  • Author: Kathleen R. McNamara
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801486029
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 185
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In the new preface to this paperback edition, Kathleen R. McNamara recounts the rapid progress made in 1998 toward European monetary integration and explores the significance of political forces in bringing about recent key developments.

Deutsche Mark Politics

Deutsche Mark Politics

Germany in the European Monetary System

  • Author: Peter H. Loedel
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555878351
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 261
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Why is Germany prepared to sacrifice the Deutsche Mark for European Monetary Union? This book, incorporating domestic, European, and global aspects of German monetary policy, suggests that the institutional relationship between the Bundesbank and the federal government, together with Germany's bargaining strategies toward European and global monetary-governance structures, can provide the answer to the Deutsche Mark puzzle. Examining the record from 1985 through May 1998, the author challenges conceptions of the Bundesbank's independence. He also explores the ability of external structures to affect German monetary decisions. His presentation of political and economic forces offers fresh insight into the factors shaping German monetary politics and the future of EMU.

The French Road to the European Monetary Union

The French Road to the European Monetary Union

  • Author: D. Howarth
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230510833
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 239
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The logic behind European monetary cooperation and integration can only be understood through an examination of French efforts to maximise their monetary power in relation to Germany and America. This book provides a detailed and historically-informed study of the motives and economic and political attitudes that shaped French policy on European developments over a thirty year period, from the collapse of the International Monetary System in the late 1960s and early 1970s through to the start of EMU on 1 January 1999.

Les deux europes

Les deux europes

  • Author: Michele Affinito,Guia Migani,Christian Wenkel
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9789052014814
  • Category: History
  • Page: 359
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L'histoire de l'Europe au XXe siecle est marquee par de nombreux dualismes dont les traces continuent a caracteriser l'Union europeenne. Pour mieux comprendre les problemes actuels de l'integration europeenne, ces dualismes sont etudies dans une perspective historique et declines en quatre axes de reflexion: Europe de l'Est "versus "Europe de l'Ouest, Europe comme reve "versus "Europe comme realite, Europe(s) politique(s) "versus "Europe(s) economique(s) et Europe puissance "versus "Europe comme instrument de puissance. Le present ouvrage recueille les actes du IIIe colloque international de l'association RICHIE (Reseau international de jeunes chercheurs en histoire de l'integration europeenne) qui s'est tenu a Naples (Italie) en decembre 2007 et qui a reuni une vingtaine de jeunes chercheurs de toute l'Europe pour presenter l'etat de leurs travaux en cours a travers cette perspective. The history of Europe in the 20th century is marked by several dualisms, traces of which continue to characterize the European Union. For a better understanding of the current problems of European integration, these dualisms should be studied in their historical context. This book is organized around four axes: Eastern Europe "versus "Western Europe, Europe as a dream "versus "Europe as a reality, Political Europe(s) "versus "Economic Europe(s), Europe as a power "versus "Europe as an instrument of power. The present work gathers the proceedings of the 3rd international conference of the RICHIE association (International Network of Young Researchers in European Integration History). The conference took place in Naples (Italy) in December 2007, and brought together young scholars from all over Europe to present their current research on this topic."

The politics of economic and monetary union

The politics of economic and monetary union

integration and idiosyncrasy

  • Author: Erik Jones
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 214
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This clearly written textbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the formation of an economic and monetary union among twelve of Europe's leading countries, the most exciting experiment in modern political economics. Erik Jones charts the embattled history of this extraordinary project, explains the reasons it developed, and assesses how the controversies surrounding it may evolve in the future. Can a single monetary policy satisfy the needs of twelve very different countries? Does the establishment of a European central bank herald the emergence of a new, more federal European Union? Will Europe's new single currency, the euro, come to rival the dollar for world leadership? Or will the euro collapse as conflicts between participating countries work to tear the European economic and monetary union apart? The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union offers surprising answers to these questions. By focusing attention on who wins and who loses from the creation of the euro, Erik Jones argues that the diversity of participating countries is a strength rather than a weakness, that Europe's single currency helps to maintain such diversity rather that to eliminate it, and that while the euro may never rival the dollar it is nevertheless unlikely to fall apart.

Social Democracy and Monetary Union

Social Democracy and Monetary Union

  • Author: Ton Notermans
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571818065
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Since the late 1960s social democrats have become the dominant political force in the European Union. In fact, Social Democrats govern in no less than 11 of the 15 member states. Simultaneously, the EU has embarked on its most far-reaching project yet, namely Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); a project that was designed mainly by non-Social Democratic governments. This volume provides the first in-depth and comparative analysis of the views and policies of nine European Social Democratic parties concerning economic governance under Europe's new single currency and of the impact of the new political and institutional constellation in the EU on the process of economic integration and European social democracy. Ton Notermans has studied political science at the University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin, and at MIT. Currently he is senior researcher for the Advanced Research on the Europeanization of the Nation-State (ARENA) Program of the Norwegian Research Council.

The Integration of the European Union and Domestic Political Issues

The Integration of the European Union and Domestic Political Issues

  • Author: Werner J. Feld
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275960681
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 162
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The integration of the European Union may well be a worthwhile enterprise bringing many economic and social advantages, but integration faces many obstacles, from attachment to nationalism to opposition to a federal governmental system. Feld examines how the European Union countries arrived at their current situation and the prospects for further strengthening of ties. Feld contends that, given appropriate leadership in some EU member states, more and more citizens may begin to realize the advantages that flow from an effective combined effort, including a common currency capable of bringing extensive economic and social benefits to the EU population. As Feld maintains, the shape of future developments will depend on the number of added EU members and their economic and sociological histories. A work of value to students and researchers involved with the political and economic integration of Europe.

European Monetary Union

European Monetary Union

Progress and Prospects

  • Author: M.T. Sumner,G. Zis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349167819
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 266
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EMU rules

EMU rules

the political and economic consequences of European monetary integration

  • Author: Francisco Torres,Amy Verdun,Hubert Zimmermann
  • Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 325
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This text explores issues of economic and political governance in the European Monetary Union (EMU). Combining the perspectives of economics, law, political science, and historical research, the book provides an up-to-date analysis of the development of the Eurozone and assesses the prospects for the economic and political sustainability of the euro. Based on the revised proceedings of the First Alumni Conference of the European University Institute, Florence, in 2003, the contributors discuss the problem of democratic governance and an alleged democratic deficit in the Eurozone in the wake of the failure of the EU Constitutional Treaty. A further focus is the future of macro-economic cooperation in the framework of the recently reformed Stability and Growth Pact. Will the Eurozone members be able to harmonize their policies so as to avoid a progressive weakening of economic coordination? The third part of the volume deals with the role of the euro as international currency in partic