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Business and the Euro: business groups and the politics of EMU in Britain and Germany

Mark Duckenfield
Palgrave Macmillan (February 2006)

In this timely book, political scientist Mark Duckenfield explores how British and German business associations formed their political attitudes towards Economic and Monetary Union from 1988 through 1998. He makes the provocative argument that business associations are not mere transmission belts for their members' economic interests, rather, they are political entities in their own right. Consequently they act strategically in order to promote their members specific interests and are particularly attentive to the configuration of partisan political forces in their national legislatures.

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