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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


The Art of Political Manipulation in the European Convention

George Tsebelis and Sven-Oliver Proksch

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes how the first procedural impossibility of reforming European institutions was removed. It examines how the Convention leadership was able to structure an unprecedented ... More


Revealing Constitutional Preferences in the European Convention

Sven-Oliver Proksch

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines agenda control in the European Convention from a positional, rather than an institutional, angle. Convention President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing's ability to extract so many ... More


‘Let's have some sun!’: post-Gaullism and the Mitterrand years

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Georges Pompidou (1969–1974), who succeeded Charles de Gaulle as president of France, embarked on grandiose modernisation projects for Paris which included the construction of the Centre Beaubourg ... 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


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


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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