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Germany and the Euro: Redefining EMU, Handling Paradox, and Managing Uncertainty and Contingency

Kenneth Dyson

in European States and the Euro

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199250257
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599101 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250251.003.0008
 Germany and the Euro: Redefining EMU, Handling Paradox, and Managing Uncertainty and Contingency

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Begins by examining the complex discursive structure underpinning and shaping German responses to EMU. It highlights how EMU came to be contested, and the emergence of a new, complex, and tense domestic accommodation of EMU during the government of Gerhard Schröder. It then investigates the strategic behaviour of German policy‐makers. What emerges is a picture of complex, interactive changes in which discursive structure and the challenges, uncertainty and contingency associated with EMU emerge as powerful, dialectically related factors in conditioning German responses.

Keywords: EMU; Germany; monetary policy

Chapter.  16825 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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