The Road to Maastricht

The Road to Maastricht : Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

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The negotiations for economic and monetary union in the European Union represented a massive change for Europe and for the world. This work identifies why the historical agreement at Maastricht in December 1991 was possible and how the agreement was made. The book examines the motives that inspired EC political leaders, the strategies that they pursued, and the institutions of the EC which were used to achieve monetary union. Drawing on a wide range of sources, 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 political interactions, to produce an authoritative account of the boldest and riskiest venture in the history of European integration.
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  • Hardback | 883 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 50.8mm | 1,377g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198280777
  • 9780198280774

Table of contents

1: Making Sense of the EMU Negotiations; 2: EMU, The Mitterrand Presidency and French Political Tradition; 3: The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in The EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'Estaing and Pompidou; 4: Challenging the `D-Mark Zone': Agenda-Setting on EMU and the Strategy of Indirection Under Mitterrand 1981-89; 5: French Strategy for the IGC: Making EMU Irreversible; 6: EMU, The Kohl Chancellorship and German Political Tradition: The Legacy of Adenauer and Erhard; 7: The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Schiller and Schmidt; 8: Negotiating EMU Around the German Model: Agenda-Setting Under the Kohl Chancellorship 1982-89; 9: Germany Strategy for the IGC; 10: Italian Policy Beliefs About EMU: External Discipline Versus Internal Protection; 11: Framing EMU as a New Vincolo Esterno : Policy Entrepreneurs, Coordination and Reflection in Italy 1988-90; 12: Italy and the IGC: Negotiating External Discipline, Avoiding Exclusion; 13: The British Political Tradition and EMU: Policy Legacies, Beliefs and Coordination; 14: Resisting EMU: Political Strategy, Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Reflection Before the IGC; 15: John Major: Between Party and the IGC; 16: Jacques Delors as Policy Entrepreneur and Ingenieur of the EMU Negotiations: Agenda Setting and Oiling the Wheels; 17: Conclusions and Reflections.
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About Kevin Featherstone

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
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