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Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

Dr. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol is a Research Associate, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow. He was a Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2010-2011 academic year.

EmmanuelMourlonDr Mourlon-Druol has a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence), an MSc from the LSE and a BA in political studies from Sciences Po in Strasbourg. His publications include "Filling the EEC leadership vacuum? The creation of the European Council in 1974" (Cold War History, 10:3, August 2010) and La stratégie nord-américaine après le 11-Septembre: un réel renouveau? (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2005).

He is currently working for the ESRC-funded project led by Professor Catherine Schenk at the University of Glasgow on "the development of financial regulation and supervision, 1961-1982." The project has its own dedicated website: www.bank-reg.co.uk.

He has just finished a monograph on European monetary cooperation in the mid- to late 1970s, including the creation of the European Monetary System (EMS), published by Cornell University Press and available here|.

He is also interested in studying the origins, functioning, and role of institutionalised summitry (the European Council and the G7) from the mid-1970s until before the end of the Cold War. Going well beyond a mere diplomatic history of international relations, this research aims to show the interaction of various modes of governance (transnational, supranational and intergovernmental ones) as well as the interaction of different policy areas (economic and monetary affairs, military matters, etc), and the permanent challenges they face (influence of public opinion, issue of the democratic deficit), so as to uncover more profound trends which remain crucial to a thorough understanding of today's world.

Areas of Expertise

Post-1945 Western Europe, with particular emphasis on: 

  • Economic and financial history 
  • European integration history (in particular its trans- and supranational dimensions)
  • Cold War history

Recent Publications

  • "Integrating an international political economy dimension into European integration history: the challenges of the 1970s", Journal of European Integration History, volume 17, n°2, 2011, pp.335-341.
  • "Les banquiers centraux de l'échec du plan Werner à la création du Système monétaire européen", Histoire, Économie et Société, December 2011, pp.39-46.
  • "The Euro in Crisis" LSE IDEAS Strategic Update, June 2011
  • "The victory of the intergovernmental method? The emergence of the European Council in the EEC's institutional set-up, 1974-1977", in Daniela Preda and Daniele Pasquinucci (eds), The Road Europe Travelled Along. The Evolution of  the EEC/EU Institutions and Policies, (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2010), pp.27-40
  • "Filling the EEC leadership vacuum? The creation of the European Council in 1974", Cold War History, 10:3, pp.315-339 (2010)
  • “Economist or Monetarist? The difficult creation of an internal French consensus about European monetary integration (1974-1976)”, In Michele Affinito, Guia Migani and Christian Wenkel (eds) Les deux Europes / The Two 'Europes' (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2009), pp.213-224