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The Political Problem of Reconciling Domestic and International Interests in EMU: The Legacy of Schiller and Schmidt

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.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

EMU is situated in the context of the legacies of Schiller (especially coronation theory) and of Schmidt (the creation of the EMS). Schmidt's leadership style is examined with reference to the ... More


The Strategist of Balance

Kristina Spohr

in The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Schmidt had been one of the architects of Ostpolitik—a point often overlooked—but, unlike Brandt, he believed that relations with the Soviet bloc had to be understood in the context of the East–West ... More


The Double Interpreter

Kristina Spohr

in The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Moscow immediately attacked NATO’s dual-track decision, rejecting any talks on nuclear arms control, and its invasion of Afghanistan a few days later caused a total rift with Carter and America. ... More


The World Economist

Kristina Spohr

in The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Schmidt assumed the chancellorship in May 1974, after a spy scandal brought down his predecessor, Willy Brandt. The global capitalist economy was in chaos after the collapse of the Bretton Woods ... More


Constructing the Dual Track

Kristina Spohr

in The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Schmidt’s main security concern was the so-called ‘grey area’: nuclear imbalances in the European theatre not addressed in superpower strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) or discussions on reducing ... More


The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Kristina Spohr

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Helmut Schmidt is the neglected chancellor of modern German history, overshadowed by ‘the greats’—Bismarck, Adenauer, Brandt, and Kohl. This book retrieves Schmidt’s true significance as a pivotal ... More


A Semisecret Negotiation, Late March–Mid-July 1978

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

in A Europe Made of Money: The Emergence of the European Monetary System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450839
eISBN:
9780801465932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450839.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the quest for a new philosophy of the European Economic Community (EEC) exchange rate system, from Helmut Schmidt's “exotic idea” of late March 1978 to the publication of the ... More


West Germany’s Normal Problems

Jeffrey K. Olick

in The Sins of the Fathers: Germany, Memory, Method

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226386492
eISBN:
9780226386522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386522.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this chapter, Olick describes the pragmatist politics of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, elected in 1974. He then introduces the figure of Walter Scheel, the new federal president elected in the same ... More


Conflicting Options, July 1977–March 1978

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

in A Europe Made of Money: The Emergence of the European Monetary System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450839
eISBN:
9780801465932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450839.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines how the debate over the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) resurfaced at the very top of the European Economic Community's (EEC) political agenda, from the decision of the ... More


Defusing the Neutron Bomb

Kristina Spohr

in The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747796
eISBN:
9780191810695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747796.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The ‘neutron bomb affair’ in 1977–8 generated a crisis of confidence between Bonn and Washington. The Carter administration had proposed developing enhanced radiation warheads (ERWs), nicknamed ... More


Holocaustomania: West German Diplomats and American Holocaust Memorial Culture in the Late 1970s

Jacob S. Eder

in Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory since the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237820
eISBN:
9780190237851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237820.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This chapter offers a detailed assessment of how West German politicians and diplomats stationed in the United States perceived and reacted to a significant shift in American Holocaust discourse at ... More


The New Conservatism

Jeffrey K. Olick

in The Sins of the Fathers: Germany, Memory, Method

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226386492
eISBN:
9780226386522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386522.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses West Germany’s return to conservatism during the early 1980s. Olick asserts that this political shift began with the downfall of Schmidt, whose continued commitment to Western ... More


Bonn, Guadeloupe, and Vienna, 1978–9

Kristina Spohr and David Reynolds

in Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198727507
eISBN:
9780191793646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727507.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

Soviet-American relations did not sustain the mood of détente created in Moscow in 1972. A second strategic arms limitation agreement (SALT II) was delayed until the Vienna summit of July 1979, and ... More


The Begin Doctrine

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0016
Subject:
History, Political History

Before his designated successor as prime minister of Israel could be known, Menachem Begin appointed his third finance minister, Yoram Aridor, on January 21, 1981. Aridor's appointment was a turning ... More


Roy Jenkins: The Importance of Top-Level Politics

N. Piers Ludlow

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/9780198735915.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Though Roy Jenkins had a short involvement with EMU as president of the European Commission, he developed an approach that was to prove of great longer-term significance. His contribution mattered ... More


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