European Monetary Integration & Domestic Politics: Britain, France, and Italy

Synopsis

Explains why three countries that faced similar problems of high inflation and currency depreciation since the 1970s pursued very different international monetary strategies. Argues that international monetary policies produce predictable sets of winners and losers, and that policy choice is a function of how industrial firms, banks, and labor unions organize and deploy their political resources. The author is assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)