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A Gaullist Germany: a review of recent books on the Euro crisis

The crisis of the Eurozone is now into its fifth year, yielding a harvest of books and commentaries. In this review, I’ll comment on those in the main that have been published in the English language. The authors share a … Continue reading

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The Politics and Markets of German Financial Services, chapter from The Political Economy of Financial Integration in Europe, by Jonathan Story and Ingo Walter, MIT Press, 1997.

The main theme of this chapter is that as the German financial system adapted to changing circumstances after 1945, it did so in a “path dependent” way. The complex negotiations conducted within the German federal polity yielded a “national solution” … Continue reading

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