French Strategy for the IGC: Making EMU Irreversible

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296386
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599125 | DOI:
 French Strategy for the IGC: Making EMU Irreversible

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Presidential leadership is examined in the context of German unification. Particular attention is given to the construction of the French negotiating team and the domestic bureaucratic politics of EMU, especially involving Dumas, Guigou, Bérégovoy, and Trichet. Bérégovoy's idea of a third route to EMU is also considered. The key focus is on how French negotiators pursued their objectives, especially the idea of irreversibility.

Keywords: Pierre Bérégovoy; Roland Dumas; bureaucratic politics; German unification; Elisabeth Guigou; irreversibility; leadership; François Mitterrand; Jean‐Claude Trichet

Chapter.  27490 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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