Considers the way in which the European Union has affected autonomy in macroeconomic policy-making of the member states. It begins with an introduction to economic ideas, and explores current themes surrounding monetary and fiscal policy and European integration, including economic policy co-ordination, objectives in national policy-making and motivations for participating in the European Monetary System. Particular focus is given to the larger member states:
* the United Kingdom
James Forder is at St Peter's College, Oxford University. Anand Menon is Lecturer in the Politics of European Integration at the Oxford University Centre for European Politics, Economics and Society.