Monetary Integration in the European Union

Monetary Integration in the European Union

by Michele Chang
     
 

The European Union Series

Series Editors: Neill Nugent William E. Paterson

The euro has been a remarkable success. By its tenth anniversary in 2009 it had become one of the world's major currencies, rivaled only by the US dollar in usage and global influence. It is used by 320 million people in 16 counties, and these figures look set to rise as, with the

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The European Union Series

Series Editors: Neill Nugent William E. Paterson

The euro has been a remarkable success. By its tenth anniversary in 2009 it had become one of the world's major currencies, rivaled only by the US dollar in usage and global influence. It is used by 320 million people in 16 counties, and these figures look set to rise as, with the exception of Britain and Denmark, all European Union Member States are obliged to adopt the currency.

This major new text provides a theoretically-informed account of Economic and Monetary Union in the EU. It examines the history of European monetary integration, from its origins in the Bretton Woods Agreements through to the adoption of the euro by the accession states of Central and Eastern Europe. It provides a clear explanation of the key policies and institutions of economic integration and examines the role played by the euro in international markets. While it is informed throughout by the latest research in economics and political science, the book's technical discussion has been kept to a minimum to help make it an extremely readable introduction to European monetary integration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230542846
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
The European Union Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(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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