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A Note on the Anglo-Saxon and Continental Approaches to Europe: Identical in Spirit, not in Practice

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The purpose of this note is to propose a breakdown of the European concept into different sub-categories, based upon the different stages of the European integration process. In doing so, it is easier to understand the political differences and debate between an allegedly Anglo-Saxon approach and a Continental one. This note challenges the usual definition of the Anglo-Saxon and Continental approaches, and highlights the usual misconceptions and misunderstandings of the European economic goal.

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  • Thierry Warin, 2005. "A Note on the Anglo-Saxon and Continental Approaches to Europe: Identical in Spirit, not in Practice," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0509, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Europe; EMU; EU; Anglo-Saxon approach; Continental approach;

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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • H0 - Public Economics - - General

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