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    EMU and political union: what, if anything, have we learned from the Euro's first decade?

    Hodson, Dermot (2009) EMU and political union: what, if anything, have we learned from the Euro's first decade? Journal of European Public Policy 16 (4), pp. 508-526. ISSN 1350-1763.

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    Abstract

    The road to Maastricht and the eventual launch of economic and monetary union (EMU) fuelled debate among scholars and policy-makers about the relationship between monetary and political integration in Europe. This article revisits a selection of these arguments ten years after the launch of the euro. It finds little evidence to corroborate claims that EMU will spur political union either out of functional necessity or the intentional choice of euro area members. If anything, the projects of monetary and political integration in Europe show tentative signs of decoupling.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Economic and monetary union, euro, political union
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centre: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for the Study of
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 09:55
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:23
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2141

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