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Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy

Bob Hancké, Martin Rhodes, and Mark Thatcher (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199206483
eISBN:
9780191709715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206483.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Since the early 1990s, Europe's economies have been facing several new challenges: the 1992 single market programme, the collapse of the Berlin wall and eastward enlargement, and monetary ... More


Governing the Euro Area in Good Times and Bad

Dermot Hodson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572502
eISBN:
9780191728860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572502.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, European Union

Can the euro area survive without a centralized economic policy? What lessons can be drawn from Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) about new modes of policymaking in the European Union? Have euro area ... More


The Case of Italy: Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Italy had less competitive product markets than Germany by the late 1990s, suggesting that producers continued to benefit from economic rents. Consistent with the hypothesis of this book, it also ... More


European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Kenneth Dyson (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

With EMU (economic and monetary union), the European Union has embarked on one of the biggest projects in its history. This book analyses the role of EMU in Europeanization and examines its effects ... 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


Introduction: An Historical Overview

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.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The negotiation of EMU is situated in an historical context, notably the mounting tensions in the post‐war Bretton Woods system, the Hague Summit of 1969, the eventual collapse of Bretton Woods and ... More


The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Barre, Giscard D'estaing, and Pompidou

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.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

De Gaulle's views on EMU are compared with those of his Finance Minister Giscard d’Estaing. French policy towards the Hague Summit and the Werner Report is analysed, in particular the views and ... 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


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


Conclusions and Reflections

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.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter considers what can be learnt from the EMU negotiations and why an EMU agreement was possible. It looks at the nature and patterns of coalition building. It also examines the EMU ... More


How the Euro‐Zone Operates: A ‘Two‐Level’ Game, a Child of the Franco–German ‘Couple’, or a New ‘Motor’ For Europe?

Kenneth Dyson

in The Politics of the Euro-Zone: Stability or Breakdown?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241651
eISBN:
9780191599118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241651.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter analyses the political leadership dynamics that have underpinned both the creation of the Euro‐zone by the member states of the EU and their coming to terms with the extensiveness of the ... More


The Netherlands and EMU: A Small Open Economy in Search of Prosperity

Amy Verdun

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Examines how EMU has affected Dutch economic and monetary policy. First, it summarizes the Dutch view of EMU since the late 1960s, and indicates how European economic and monetary integration served ... More


Politics, Banks, and Financial Market Governance in the Euro‐Zone

Michael Moran

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The focus of this chapter is on processes—both, those that produced EMU and those that provide financial market governance in the new institutions that EMU has produced—and on the relationship ... More


The Euro and Labour Market and Wage Policies

Colin Crouch

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Assesses the capacity of national‐level labour‐market institutions to adapt to developments within the Euro‐zone, and how far the move towards a single currency might provoke or obstruct the ... More


Why EMU Is—or May Be—Good for European Welfare States

Martin Rhodes

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Argues that the commonly expressed fear, that EMU will contribute to the decline of welfare states in Europe, is not clearly borne out by the historical evidence, and that it may even possibly come ... More


Conclusions: European States and Euro Economic Governance

Kenneth Dyson

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The debates over EMU have exhibited a tendency to overstate its ‘top‐down’ effects, and to understate its ‘bottom‐up’ aspects. In each EU member country, the interplay between the two is likely to ... More


Introduction: EMU as Integration, Europeanization, and Convergence

Kenneth Dyson

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The introduction sets out three basic questions that the book seeks to address. First, what are the implications for member states of globalization and of the EMU's institutional design? Second, how ... More


EMU's Impact on National Institutions: Fusion Towards a ‘Gouvernance Économique’ or Fragmentation ?

Wolfgang Wessels and Ingo Linsenmann

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Taking the new treaty provisions and subsequent acts as independent variables, this chapter considers the impacts of three sets of significantly different modes of governance— supranational ... More


The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy Under Monetary Union

David McKay

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter has three objectives: first, to outline the ways in which the fiscal dimension is likely to change the nature of domestic politics in European states; second, to place these changes in a ... More


Britain and EMU

Andrew Gamble and Gavin Kelly

in European States and the Euro: Europeanization, Variation, and Convergence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250257
eISBN:
9780191599101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250251.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Explores the impact of EMU on British politics by examining, first, the structures and policies of the British state; second, the political parties and public opinion; third, the evolution of British ... More


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