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Diluting French Political Culture with European Social Liberalism

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Inspired by a revival of Tocqueville's liberalism, the critique of French political culture was launched by Aron, Hoffmann, Crozier, Furet, and Rosanvallon. However, it was from socialist reformists ... More


Jacques Delors as Policy Entrepreneur and Ingénieur of the EMU Negotiations: Agenda‐Setting and Oiling the Wheels

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Delors policy beliefs and strategy for EMU are analysed, in particular his role as animateur and ingénieur of the negotiations. His leadership before and during the Delors Committee is seen as ... More


The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Structuralist explanations have dominated attempts to explain the process of European integration. However, as the negotiation of Economic and Monetary Union shows, policy leadership has been ... More


Strategic Innovation by Insider Influence: Monnet to Delors

Jack Hayward

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

During this period the President of the European Commission lost his pivotal institutional position as power shifted from the followers of Monnet to the defenders of member state sovereignty. ... More


Political Leadership in the European Commission: The Santer and Prodi Commissions, 1995–2005

Michelle Cini

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Expectations of the Commission's ability to provide leadership derived from its treaty functions, the cultivated spillover from them, and the Hallstein and Delors presidencies. Its functions of ... More


Challenging the ‘D‐Mark Zone’: Agenda‐Setting on EMU and the Strategy of Indirection Under Mitterrand, 1981–1989

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Mitterrand's beliefs about Europe and EMU and his governing style are analysed. The history of his engagement with this issue is traced from the ERM crisis of 1983 and the issue of reconciling ... More


Negotiating EMU Around the German Model: Agenda‐Setting Under the Kohl Chancellorship, 1982–1989

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Kohl's beliefs about EMU and governing style are examined, along with the policy ideas of Stoltenberg and the power of the Finance Ministry and of the Bundesbank over EMU. Particular attention is ... More


Resisting EMU: Political Strategy, Policy Entrepreneurship, and Policy Reflection Before the IGC

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The emergence of EMU on the European agenda caught Whitehall off guard. The task soon became one of resistance. Two alternative plans were launched—for a competing currency, then for a common ... More


The Delors Report: From Intentions to Action

Tommaso Padoa‐Schioppa

in The Road to Monetary Union in Europe: The Emperor, the Kings, and the Genies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241767
eISBN:
9780191596742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241767.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

An examination is made of the prospects for European Monetary Union following the publication of the Delors Report (Report on Economic and Monetary Union in the European Community) in 1989. Three ... More


Preparing for the Treaty negotiations

Simon J. Nuttall

in European Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293361
eISBN:
9780191684982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293361.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses the preparation for the negotiations on Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe. The preparations included the authorization of preparatory work in 1988, the production of ... More


The Euro and Union: Thatcher, Major, and Fin de Régime

Stephen Wall

in A Stranger in Europe: Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284559
eISBN:
9780191700309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284559.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

Nigel Lawson, the British Chancellor, viewed Margaret Thatcher's agreement, at the Hanover European Council in June 1988, to a committee to examine the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as a ... More


Architects of the Euro: Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union

Kenneth Dyson and Ivo Maes (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198735915
eISBN:
9780191799860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735915.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

The book examines key intellectuals who were directly and actively involved in the process of designing a European monetary union that would be sustainable. Their role was distinguishable from that ... More


Leadership in the Commission

Hussein Kassim

in The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199599523
eISBN:
9780191751530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599523.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Due to the responsibilities entrusted to the organization under the treaties, the leadership of the Commission has attracted considerable attention. Although decisions are taken collectively by the ... More


The Single European Market and transport

Janice Morphet

in How Europe shapes British public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300465
eISBN:
9781447310846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reviews the role of the UK in the creation of the European Single Market, including the leadership of the UK Commissioner Lord Cockfield, Mrs. Thatcher, as then Prime Minster, and ... More


Political Leadership and the European Commission Presidency

Henriette Müller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198842002
eISBN:
9780191878053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842002.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The EU’s pluralistic, nonhierarchical system of multilevel governance lacks clear structures of both government and opposition. According to the EU treaties, the presidency of the European Commission ... More


The Last Utopia of the Century

Jean Pisani-Ferry

in The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199993338
eISBN:
9780199346400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993338.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The euro, the only transnational currency issued and managed by a single common institution, was the last utopia of the 20th century, a true economic utopia armed with its own rules and institutions. ... More


Only One Bed for Two Dreams

Jean Pisani-Ferry

in The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199993338
eISBN:
9780199346400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993338.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The architects of the euro could see that an independent central bank and a mechanism to enforce budgetary discipline were not enough to ensure the new currency’s viability. They could see that a ... More


Epilogue: Searching for the ‘Heart and Soul’ of the European Community

Lucian N. Leustean

in The Ecumenical Movement & the Making of the European Community

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198714569
eISBN:
9780191782817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714569.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

The epilogue provides an update on relations between religious communities and European institutions from the 1979 European elections until today. In particular, it focuses on Delors’s call for the ... More


Karl-Otto Pöhl: The Pole Position

Harold James

in Architects of the Euro: Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198735915
eISBN:
9780191799860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735915.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

As President of the Bundesbank Council, Karl-Otto Pöhl occupied a pivotal position in the negotiations leading to EMU, principally within the Delors Committee and within the Committee of EC Central ... More


The Labour Constitution of the European Union: The Social Dialogue

Ruth Dukes

in The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199601691
eISBN:
9780191792700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601691.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter the idea of the labour constitution is adopted as a framework through which to analyse the history of the EU and, in particular, the question of worker participation at different ... More


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