1st Edition

France and Germany at Maastricht Politics and Negotiations to Create the European Union

By Colette Mazzucelli Copyright 1997
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    374 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1997. This book provides an extremely detailed analysis of the national decision-making processes of two of the principal players in the Maastricht negotiations, and a comprehensive discussion of the national, subnational and transnational actors central to the negotiating process.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Historical Prelude to Maastricht; Chapter 3 The Maastricht Prenegotiation: French and German Domestic Contexts; Chapter 4 Bringing Monnet Back In: France, Germany, EMU and Integrative Bargaining on “Steps in Time”; Chapter 5 France, Germany and Negotiations on Political Union: Questions of Definition and Balance; Chapter 6 Mind over Maastricht: Leadership and Negotiation in the European Council1Some of the ideas for the contents in this Chapter are taken from Barbara Kellerman and Jeffrey Z.Rubin, eds., Leadership and Negotiation in the Middle East (New York: Praeger, 1988).; Chapter 7 The Maastricht Debate and Ratification in France: The Power of Public Opinion and the Status of Sovereignty; Chapter 8 The Maastricht Debate and Ratification in Germany: The “Psychology of the Mark” and the Role of Civil Servants; Chapter 9 Conclusion;


    Collette Mazzucelli- BEAVER COLLEGE, Director, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program (IPCRP) and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Beaver College in Glenside, PA. She is also director, Fiscal Affairs and Strategic Development, Transatlantic Information Exchange Service (TIES). In preparation for Hungary’s accession to NATO, Mazzucelli was an instructor in negotiations training at the Hungarian Defence Ministry (Honvédelmiminisztérium). Professor Mazzucelli’s previous publications include a volume on European security edited with Dr. Reinhardt Rummel, The Evolution of an International Actor: Western Europe’s New Assertiveness, Westview, 1990. At present she is completing a volume on the evolution of Franco-German relations in the context of the Amsterdam process. She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Dictionary of International Biography.