This title was first published in 2002: Concentrating on the myriad political aspects of European Monetary Union (EMU), this volume places the EMU and the European Union (EU) in a global context. It should be useful for scholars and students of European studies, economics, modern history and international relations. Libraries and embassies should also find it a valuable reference tool.
The History and Structure of the EMU: The negotiations leading to the creation of the ECB, Erik Hoffmeyer; The Euro-zone in a political and historical perspective, Kenneth Dyson; The economic and monetary union's institutional framework, S ren Dosenrode. The EMU and the Dynamics of the European Integration: EMU and the dynamics of the European integration, Loukas Tsoukalis; What makes a European monetary union without a parallel fiscal union politically sustainable?, Sverker Gustavsson. EMU, EU and Democracy: Democracy, EU and the EMU, Morten Kelstrup; Will monetary unification make it easier or more difficult to democratize the European Union?, Philippe C. Schmitter; The European central bank and democracy: the political framework of economic policy in the EMU, Henrik Plaschke. The Welfare State and the EMU: Money's not everything - the EU and the Danish welfare state, Peter Abrahamson and Anette Borchorst; EMU - a defence mechanism for the Nordic welfare state, Wolfgang Zank. The EMU - A Political Construction: Political implications of the economic and monetary union, S ren Dosenrode.