The Euro at Ten: Europeanization, Power, and Convergence

Hardcover | April 9, 2008

EditorKenneth Dyson

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With Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) the European Union is embarked on a major historic political project of formidable technical complexity. In January 2009 the Euro Area will be ten years old. What does the evidence from the first decade tell us about the significance of the euro for theEU and its member states? This book brings together a range of recognized academic specialists to examine the main political aspects of this question. How, and in what ways, has the euro Europeanized states (members and non-members), their institutions, policies and politics? What have been itseffects on the location and use of power? Has the euro generated convergence or divergence? What political patterns can be identified? The book offers the first, in-depth and systematic political analysis of the first decade of the euro. It places the euro in its global and European contexts; offersa set of case studies of its effects on a representative sample of EU member states ('Anglo-Saxon', old 'D-Mark Zone', east central European and Baltic, Mediterranean, and Nordic); and looks at three key sectors (financial markets, wages and collective bargaining, and welfare reform). The bookcontributes to Europeanization studies, comparative political economy, and studies of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). It will be of major interest to students of the European Union and European integration, comparative European politics, and area and 'country' studies.

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With Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) the European Union is embarked on a major historic political project of formidable technical complexity. In January 2009 the Euro Area will be ten years old. What does the evidence from the first decade tell us about the significance of the euro for theEU and its member states? This book brings to...

Professor Kenneth Dyson is Research Professor in European Politics in the School of European Studies, Cardiff University, Wales. He is a Fellow of the British Academy; an Academician of the Learned Societies of the Social Sciences; and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded the German Federal Service Cross (first cla...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Kenneth Dyson: The First Decade: Credibility, Identity and Institutional 'Fuzziness'PART I European and Global Contexts and Challenges2. Benjamin J. Cohen: The Euro in a Global Context: Challenges and Capacities3. Gaby Umbach and Wolfgang Wessels: The Changing European Context of Economic and Monetary Union: 'Deepening', 'Widening' and Stability4. Mark Hallerberg and Joshua Bridwell: Fiscal Policy Co-ordination and Discipline: The Crisis of the Stability and Growth Pact and Domestic Fiscal Regimes5. Martin Marcussen: Institutional Competitiveness: The Lisbon Process, Soft Governance and ConvergencePART II Domestic Political and Policy Contexts in Euro Area Member States6. David Howarth: France: The Political Management of Paradoxical Interests7. Kenneth Dyson: Germany: A Crisis of Leadership in the Euro Area8. Kevin Featherstone: Greece: A Suitable Accommodation?9. Colin Hay, Jari Riihelaeinen, Nicola Smith and Matthew Watson: Ireland: The Outlier Inside10. Lucia Quaglia and Paul Furlong: Italy: Creeping Towards Convergence11. Amy Verdun: The Netherlands: A Turning Point in Dutch-EU Relations?PART III Domestic Political and Policy Contexts in Euro Area 'Outsiders'12. Magnus Feldmann: Baltic States: When Stability Culture Is Not Enough13. Jim Buller and Andrew Gamble: Britain: The Political Economy of Retrenchment14. Bela Greskovits: Hungary and Slovakia: Compliance and its Discontents15. Radoslaw Zubek: Poland: From Pacesetter to Semi-Permanent Outsider?16. Johannes Lindvall: Sweden: Stability without EuropePART IV Sectors, States and EMU17. Huw Macartney and Mick Moran: Banking and Financial Market Regulation and Supervision18. Nick Parsons and Philippe Pochet: Wage Policies19. Daniel Wincott: Welfare Reform20. Kenneth Dyson: European States and the Euro Area: Clustering and Covariance in Patterns of ChangeReferencesIndex