The Euro: The Politics of the New Global Currency

The Euro: The Politics of the New Global Currency

by David Marsh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300164009

ISBN-13: 9780300164008

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this enormously readable book, David Marsh gives the first comprehensive account of the Euro's long, complex journey from vision to reality - a process in which Britain and the US, as well as Germany and France, have played key parts. Drawing on exclusive interviews with all the pivotal players in the drama as well as hundreds of confidential documents, Marsh

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In this enormously readable book, David Marsh gives the first comprehensive account of the Euro's long, complex journey from vision to reality - a process in which Britain and the US, as well as Germany and France, have played key parts. Drawing on exclusive interviews with all the pivotal players in the drama as well as hundreds of confidential documents, Marsh tells the extraordinary story of the rivalries and intrigues that formed what is now the world's second-largest reserve currency. Analysing the achievements and shortcomings of its first decade, he argues that the Euro has overcome many hurdles, but that political and economic differences among member states are becoming wider, and harder to bridge. Lively, thoughtful and steeped in expertise, this is the authoritative guide to the new and compelling force shaping the future of world money.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300164008
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Preface vii

Introduction: The Story of the Euro 1

Chapter 1 Blood and Gold 13

Chapter 2 At the Epicentre 31

Chapter 3 Tyranny of the Mark 68

Chapter 4 The Coming Trial 93

Chapter 5 Shock Waves 132

Chapter 6 Europe's Destiny 176

Chapter 7 Coping with Imbalance 206

Chapter 8 The Reckoning 236

Notes 262

Sources and bibliography 322

Index 332

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