Readership: Scholars and students of political science, particularly those in the fields of EU studies, political economy, comparative politics, and business studies.
Edited by Kenneth Dyson, Research Professor in the School of European Studies, Cardiff University.
"The two volumes are a remarkable achievement since it is the first time that the most important and some controversial official documents that discuss economic governance in the EU and have led to EMU construction are collected and published in two volumes and analyzed in a chronological and systematic way.... The two volumes are very important for anyone interested in tracing the evolution of EU economic governance back to the main documents rather than relying on secondary sources." - EUSA Review Winter 2012
"...provides a good overview of the euro's first years and highlights important weaknesses of EMU..." - Harvard
1: Kenneth Dyson: The First Decade: Credibility, Identity and Institutional 'Fuzziness'
PART I European and Global Contexts and Challenges
2: Benjamin J. Cohen: The Euro in a Global Context: Challenges and Capacities
3: Gaby Umbach and Wolfgang Wessels: The Changing European Context of Economic and Monetary Union: 'Deepening', 'Widening' and Stability
4: Mark Hallerberg and Joshua Bridwell: Fiscal Policy Co-ordination and Discipline: The Crisis of the Stability and Growth Pact and Domestic Fiscal Regimes
5: Martin Marcussen: Institutional Competitiveness: The Lisbon Process, Soft Governance and Convergence
PART II Domestic Political and Policy Contexts in Euro Area Member States
6: David Howarth: France: The Political Management of Paradoxical Interests
7: Kenneth Dyson: Germany: A Crisis of Leadership in the Euro Area
8: Kevin Featherstone: Greece: A Suitable Accommodation?
9: Colin Hay, Jari Riihelaeinen, Nicola Smith and Matthew Watson: Ireland: The Outlier Inside
10: Lucia Quaglia and Paul Furlong: Italy: Creeping Towards Convergence
11: Amy Verdun: The Netherlands: A Turning Point in Dutch-EU Relations?
PART III Domestic Political and Policy Contexts in Euro Area 'Outsiders'
12: Magnus Feldmann: Baltic States: When Stability Culture Is Not Enough
13: Jim Buller and Andrew Gamble: Britain: The Political Economy of Retrenchment
14: Bela Greskovits: Hungary and Slovakia: Compliance and its Discontents
15: Radoslaw Zubek: Poland: From Pacesetter to Semi-Permanent Outsider?
16: Johannes Lindvall: Sweden: Stability without Europe
PART IV Sectors, States and EMU
17: Huw Macartney and Mick Moran: Banking and Financial Market Regulation and Supervision
18: Nick Parsons and Philippe Pochet: Wage Policies
19: Daniel Wincott: Welfare Reform
20: Kenneth Dyson: European States and the Euro Area: Clustering and Covariance in Patterns of Change