The Road to Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Paperback | October 21, 1999

byKenneth Dyson, Kevin Featherstone

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Economic and monetary union in the European Union represents a massive change for Europe and for the world. The Road to Maastricht identifies why the agreement was possible and how the agreement was made. The book examines the motives that inspired European political leaders, the strategiesthat they pursued, and the institutions that were used to achieve monetary union. Drawing on a wide range of sources and unprecedented research and interviews, the book combines careful political analysis with new information about the way in which European Monetary Union was negotiated. It delves into the complex forces at work in Europe, including the cross-national politicalinteractions, to produce an authoritative account of the boldest and riskiest venture in the history of European integration.

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Economic and monetary union in the European Union represents a massive change for Europe and for the world. The Road to Maastricht identifies why the agreement was possible and how the agreement was made. The book examines the motives that inspired European political leaders, the strategiesthat they pursued, and the institutions that w...

Kenneth Dyson is Professor of European Studies, University of Bradford Kevin Featherstone is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies, University of Bradford
Format:PaperbackDimensions:884 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.85 inPublished:October 21, 1999

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ISBN - 10:019829638X

ISBN - 13:9780198296386

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Table of Contents

Making Sense of the EMU NegotiationsEMU, The Mitterrand Presidency and French Political TraditionThe Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in The EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'Estaing and Pompidou4. Challenging the 'D-Mark Zone': Agenda-Setting on EMU and the Strategy of Indirection Under Mitterrand 1981-89French Strategy for the IGC: Making EMU Irreversible6. EMU, The Kohl Chancellorship and German Political Tradition: The Legacy of Adenauer and Erhard7. The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Schiller and Schmidt8. Negotiating EMU Around the German Model: Agenda-Setting Under the Kohl Chancellorship 1982-899. Germany Strategy for the IGC10. Italian Policy Beliefs About EMU: External Discipline Versus Internal Protection11. Framing EMU as a New Vincolo Esterno: Policy Entrepreneurs, Coordination and Reflection in Italy 1988-90Italy and the IGC: Negotiating External Discipline, Avoiding Exclusion.13 The British Political Tradition and EMU: Policy Legacies, Beliefs and Coordination14. Resisting EMU: Political Strategy, Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Reflection Before the IGC15. John Major: Between Party and the IGC16. Jacques Delos as Policy Entrepreneur and Ingenieur of the EMU Negotiations: Agenda Setting and Oiling the Wheels17. Conclusions and Reflections1. Making Sense of the EMU Negotiations2. EMU, The Mitterrand Presidency and French Political Tradition3. The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in The EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'Estaing and Pompidou4. Challenging the `D-Mark Zone': Agenda-Setting on EMU and the Strategy of Indirection Under Mitterrand 1981-895. French Strategy for the IGC: Making EMU Irreversible6. EMU, The Kohl Chancellorship and German Political Tradition: The Legacy of Adenauer and Erhard7. The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Schiller and Schmidt8. Negotiating EMU Around the German Model: Agenda-Setting Under the Kohl Chancellorship 1982-899. Germany Strategy for the IGC10. Italian Policy Beliefs About EMU: External Discipline Versus Internal Protection11. Framing EMU as a New Vincolo Esterno: Policy Entrepreneurs, Coordination and Reflection in Italy 1988-9012. Italy and the IGC: Negotiating External Discipline, Avoiding Exclusion13. The British Political Tradition and EMU: Policy Legacies, Beliefs and Coordination14. Resisting EMU: Political Strategy, Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Reflection Before the IGC15. John Major: Between Party and the IGC16. Jacques Delors as Policy Entrepreneur and Ingenieur of the EMU Negotiations: Agenda Setting and Oiling the Wheels17. Conclusions and Reflections

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`Skillful in its apprehension of a complex policy process, incredibly detailed in its account of the evolution of national positions, the book by Kenneth Dyson and kevin Featherstone will constitute a familiar point of reference for many years to come.' Goverment and Opposition, Oct.00.