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European Responses to Globalization and Financial Market Integration

Perceptions of Economic and Monetary Union in Britain, France and Germany


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Amy Verdun
    Pages 1-16
  3. Amy Verdun
    Pages 76-102
  4. Amy Verdun
    Pages 103-116
  5. Amy Verdun
    Pages 161-183
  6. Amy Verdun
    Pages 184-213
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 214-260

About this book


This book investigates the perceptions of political actors towards the creation of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe. The research is largely based on personal interviews conducted with key informants in central banks, finance ministries, employers' organizations and trade unions in Britain, France and Germany. It examines why actors perceived EMU to serve or frustrate their interests. It concludes that actors favoured EMU for a variety of reasons. The book contributes to the literature of European integration and incorporates economic, political and historical facts.


Britain Europe European integration France Germany globalization history Integration methodology monetary union organization trade unions

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Studies ProgramUniversity of VictoriaCanada

About the authors

AMY VERDUN is Assistant Professor of European Politics at the University of Victoria, Canada. She worked at the European Commission, at the Directorate-General of Economic and Financial Affairs at a time in which the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) was being negotiated in an intergovernmental conference. She has published widely in the area of European integration, including articles in the Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Public Policy and Journal of European Integration.

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