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Social Democracy and Monetary Union

Edited by Ton Notermans

320 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-806-5 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (December 2001)

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"The first in-depth and comparative analysis."  · Business Horizons


Since the late 1960s social democrats have become the dominant political force in the European Union. In fact, Social Democrats govern in no less than 11 of the 15 member states. Simultaneously, the EU has embarked on its most far-reaching project yet, namely Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); a project that was designed mainly by non-Social Democratic governments. This volume provides the first in-depth and comparative analysis of the views and policies of nine European Social Democratic parties concerning economic governance under Europe's new single currency and of the impact of the new political and institutional constellation in the EU on the process of economic integration and European social democracy.

Ton Notermans has studied political science at the University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin, and at MIT. Currently he is senior researcher for the Advanced Research on the Europeanization of the Nation-State (ARENA) Program of the Norwegian Research Council.

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Europe


List of Figures
List of Tables

Chapter 1. Introduction
Ton Notermans

Chapter 2. French Social Democracy and EMU: Presidential Prose and its Pitfalls
George Ross

Chapter 3. The British Labour Party and Monetary Union
Andrew Gamble and Gavin Kelly

Chapter 4. The German Social Democrats and Monetary Union
Ton Notermans

Chapter 5. European Monetary Union and the Spanish Left
Carles Boix

Chapter 6. Finnish Social Democrats and EMU
Jukka Pekkarinen

Chapter 7. The Swedish Social Democratic Party 149
Nicholas Aylott

Chapter 8. Pleasing th Voters or Maximising Influence? The Danish SDP and European Monetary Integration
Jens Henrik Haahr

Chapter 9. The Austrian Social Democratic Party
Pål Veiden

Chapter 10. Dutch Social Democracy and EMU
Jos de Beus

Chaprter 11. Conclusions
Ton Notermans


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