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This book is a study of power. In particular, it is a study of governmental power in Britain and France. Its focus is the changing relationship between the government and the central bank in the two countries, and it examines the politics of this relationship since the time when the Bank of England and the Bank of France were first created. The Politics of Central Banks begins by considering the issue of governmental control generally. It then focuses on monetary policy making, and asks what has been the role of governments in this area and what freedom have central banks enjoyed? After a detailed historical analysis of this issue in Britain and France, the authors conclude by considering the likely role of the European Central Bank. The book's main observations are that the relationship between governments and central banks has been subject to great variation over time. In the contemporary context we see increasingly independent central banks, European monetary integration and globalised economic markets. Consequently, the politics of monetary policy has become increasingly complex, and core issues concerning the political control of economic life are as salient as eve

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415144223
ISBN-10: 0415144221
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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