Afpolitiseringen af den europæiske økonomi: En intellektuel historie om tilblivelsen af Den Økonomiske og Monetære Union
The Depoliticisation of the European Political Economy: An Intellectual History of the Making of the Economic and Monetary Union.
In my master thesis I will investigate the intellectual debates that took place within the European Community (EC) in the two decades prior to the agreement of the Maastricht Treaty, which mandated the establishment of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as well as the creation of the European Central Bank (ECB). More specifically, I will analyse the two official reports on economic and monetary union, the so-called “Werner Report” from 1970 and the “Delors Report” from 1989, and discuss the material and ideational contexts within which these two reports were written. The purpose of these analyses is to shed light on the knowledge that was produced by what I — with reference to Jan-Werner Müller — term the ‘in-between figures’ in the intellectual history of the EMU, and thus demonstrate how the ideas and concepts that were generated within the political and economic institutions of the EC during this intermediary period in the history of the European integration were pivotal in the turn towards neoliberalism in Europe.
Emil Olander Gravgaard. 01.09.2017.