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The Politics of the Euro-Zone: Stability or Breakdown?

Kenneth Dyson


The Euro‐zone represents the single most important step in European integration since 1957 and one of the boldest economic, monetary, and political projects in modern history. This book examines the main political questions raised by the birth of the Euro‐zone on 1 January 1999, and argues for a more informed analysis and assessment of its nature, operation, and prospects. How does it operate? What does it mean for European states and the strategies of their governments? What are its prospects for stability? What kinds of measures are needed to strengthen its capacity to withstand crises? The ... More

Keywords: ECB, European Union, Euro‐zone, Hobbes, Kant, Locke, stability, strength–strain model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199241651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Dyson, author
University of Bradford
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