Behind the veil of budgetary discipline: The political logic of the budgetary rules in EMU and the SGP

Mathieu Segers*, Femke Van Esch

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The outcome of the 2003 compliance crisis showed once and for all that the nature of the stability and growth pact (sgp) is highly political. While the existing literature often presents the content of emu and sgp as an unqualified triumph for the german financial elite, the available primary sources point in quite another direction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1109
JournalJournal of Common Market Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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