Enlarging the Euro Area: External Empowerment and Domestic Transformation in East Central Europe

Hardcover | November 16, 2006

EditorKenneth Dyson

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This book seeks to offer the first in-depth and systematic analysis of the challenges of the Euro Area and the eastward enlargement of the European Union. It focuses in particular on how the prolonged process of accession to the Euro Area is affecting domestic economic policies in theaccession states of east central Europe.It contributes to Europeanization studies, comparative political economy and to studies of Economic and Monetary Union. It also provides a picture of processes of domestic transformation in such countries as the three Baltic States, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The book brings together a range of recognized experts from across Europe and combines country and sectoral case studies with a thematic treatment. It begins by offering an 'outside-in' perspective, which situates the effects of EMU on the accession states in the wider context of the development ofglobal economic norms. The second part focuses on an 'inside-out' analysis of how Euro Area accession affects the states of east central Europe - their policies, politics and public institutions. The final part assesses how Euro Area accession is affecting key policy sectors in east central Europe:financial market regulation, fiscal policies and welfare states and labour markets.

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This book seeks to offer the first in-depth and systematic analysis of the challenges of the Euro Area and the eastward enlargement of the European Union. It focuses in particular on how the prolonged process of accession to the Euro Area is affecting domestic economic policies in theaccession states of east central Europe.It contribut...

Kenneth Dyson is at Research Professor, Cardiff University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:November 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199277672

ISBN - 13:9780199277674

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1. Kenneth Dyson: Euro Entry as Defining and Negotiating Fit: Conditionality, Contagion and Domestic Politics2. Jim Rollo: EMU and the New Member States: Strategic Choices in the Context of Global Norms3. Iain Begg: Real Convergence and EMU Enlargement: The Time Dimension of Fit with the Euro Area4. Erik Jones: Economic Adjustment and the Euro in the New Member States: The Structural Dimension of Fit5. Ingo Linsenmann and Wolfgang Wessels: Optimal Economic Governance in an Enlarged European Union: Scenarios and Options6. Magnus Feldmann: The Baltic States: Using Pace-Setting on EMU Accession to Consolidate Domestic Stability Culture7. Vesselin Dimitrov: From Laggard to Pace-Setter: Bulgaria's Road to EMU8. Frank Bonker: From Pace-Setter to Laggard: The Political Economy of Negotiating Fit in the Czech Republic9. Bela Greskovits: The First Shall Be the Last? Hungary's Road to EMU10. Radoslaw Zubeck: Poland: Unbalanced Domestic Leadership in Negotiating Fit11. Dimitris Papadimitriou: Persistent Laggard: Romania as Eastern Europe's Sisyphus12. Piroska Nagy: Financial Market Governance: Evolution and Convergence13. Vesselin Dimitrov: EMU and Fiscal Policy14. Martin Rhodes and Maarten Keune: EMU and Welfare State Adjustment in Central and Eastern Europe15. Kenneth Dyson: Domestic Transformation, Strategic Options and 'Soft' Power in Euro Area Accession