Economic and monetary union in the European Union represents a massive change for Europe and for the world. The Road to Maastricht identifies why the agreement was possible and how the agreement was made. The book examines the motives that inspired European political leaders, the strategies that they pursued, and the institutions that were used to achieve monetary union. Drawing on a wide range of sources and unprecedented research and interviews, the book combines careful political analysis with new information about the way in which European Monetary Union was negotiated. It delves into the complex forces at work in Europe, including the cross-national political interactions, to produce an authoritative account of the boldest and riskiest venture in the history of European integration.
`rich empirical case studies and wealth of details' Henrik Plaschke, Public Adminstration `an important source of knowledge indispensable for students of the road to monetary union in the EU' Henrik Plaschke, Public Adminstration `a major work in the study of European integration with a particular emphasis on the formation of the Maastricht Treaty and the Economic and Monetary Union' Henrik Plaschke, Public Adminstration `according to Professor David Cameron "The Road to Maastricht is a magisterial work, one that provides the definitive account of the politics that produced EMU." Magisterial? Yes, indeed so.' Henrik Plaschke, Public Administration `Important general issues - such as the importance of transgovernmental linkages - are carefully discussed and empirically assessed. Important historical issues ... are highlighted.' Henrik Plaschke, Public Administration `an important source of Knowledge indispensable for students of the road to monetary union in the EU.' Henrik Plaschke, Public Administration `a detailed and carefully constructed analysis' Henrik Plaschke, Public Administration `a major work' Henrik Plaschke, Public Adminstration `a painstakingly detailed reconstruction of the negotiations ... Empirical richness is not the only strength of this remarkable book. Also fascinating are the insights offered into the dialetics at work in the definition of national positions.' Government and Opposition, Oct.00. `Skillful in its apprehension of a complex policy process, incredibly detailed in its account of the evolution of national positions, the book by Kenneth Dyson and kevin Featherstone will constitute a familiar point of reference for many years to come.' Goverment and Opposition, Oct.00. `simply the definitive account of the Maastricht Treaty negotiations.' Erik Jones, Political Studies, Vol.48, No.4, Sept.00. `admirable ... the volume is a trove of historical and analytical insights that every student of the subject will have to consult - and so more than worth the purchase price.' Erik Jones, Political Studies, Vol.48, No.4, Sept.00. "...and excellent contemporary account of a venture which completely changed the face of Europe." Aslib Book List, Volume 65 No 3 March 2000 "All in all, Dyson and Featherstone have produced an impressive work." Wolfgang Zank, Die Zeit, 1/6/2000
Number Of Pages: 884
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78 x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.27