Monetary Integration in the European Union

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The creation of the Euro was one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the EU. Nearly a decade on, the Euro has become a major international currency. This book takes stock of the Eurozone, both empirically and theoretically, considering historical, economic, political, and institutional influences on its development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230542853
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: The European Union Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHELLE CHANG is Professor in European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe (Bruges).

NEILL NUGENT is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Manchester Metropolitan University.

WILLIAM E. PATERSON is Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Chairman of the German-British Forum. A founding editor of German Politics he has published widely in the fields of German and European politics. His most recent major publication is Governance in Contemporary Germany which he co-edited with Simon Green.

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Table of Contents

The Origins of Economic and Monetary Union
The Birth of the Euro and the Eurozone
The Institutions and Decision Processes of Monetary Union
The European Central Bank and Centralizing Tendencies
Cooperation Through Consultation: The Stability and Growth Pact and Beyond
The EU Beyond the Eurozone: The UK, Denmark, Sweden and the Accession States
The International Role of the Euro
The Eurozone: An Initial Balance Sheet
Conclusion: EMU and European Integration

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