Book notes: Shades of sovereignty, by Paul Wilson

Shades of sovereignty, by Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson, Shades of sovereignty: money and the making of the state, Rowman & Littlefield, 2021, 276 pages

Is monetary sovereignty an indispensable ingredient of political sovereignty? Certainly, it was a prominent argument for those who opposed the UK adopting the euro. ‘Not so fast,’ says Paul Wilson. Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary examples as well as his own hands-on experience – as head of government relations at banknote printer De La Rue, he worked with many central

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