The Politics of Europeanization

The Politics of Europeanization

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This text looks at the political aspects of European integration from the point of view of domestic politics. In doing so, it goes beyond the classic analysis of "how policies are made in Brussels" and raises instead the question "what is the power of Europe in national contexts"? The questions at the heart of this volume are crucial both for our understanding of European integration and for their policy implications. What does Europeanization really mean? How can it be measured? How is the European Union affecting domestic politics and policies in member states and candidate countries? Is Europeanization an irreversible process? Does it mean convergence across Europe? How and why do differences remain? The contributors explain and question the "power of Europe" by providing theoretical and empirical perspectives on domestic politics and institutions, government and administration, public policies, political actors and business groups. The volume contains a research agenda for the nascent literature on Europeanization.
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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 158 x 240 x 22mm | 557.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0199252092
  • 9780199252091
  • 992,632

Table of contents

THEORISING EUROPEANIZATION ; 1. Introduction: In the name of Europe ; 2. The Europeanization of public policy ; 3. Conceptualising the domestic impact of Europe ; COMPARING INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS ; 4. Meeting the demands of EU membership: The Europeanization of national administrative systems ; 5. Variable geometry, multi-level governance: European integration and sub-national government in the new Millenium ; 6. Europeanization in comparative perspective: Institutional fit and national adaptation ; EUROPEANISATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS ; 7. Europeanization as interpretation, trnslation, and editing of public policies ; 8. Europeanization as Convergence: the regulation of media markets in the European Union ; 9. The impact of the European Union on environmental policies ; INTEREST GROUPS AND EUROPEANISATION ; 10. Europeanization and organisational change in national trade associations ; 11. Differential Europeanization: large and small firms in the EU policy process ; UNDERSTANDING 'EUROPE' AS A POLICY MODEL ; 12. The idea of the European social model: Limits and paradoxes of Europeanisation ; 13. Europeanisation goes east: power and uncertainty in the EU accession process ; CONCLUSIONS ; 14. Conclusions: A conversant research agenda
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About Kevin Featherstone

Kevin Featherstone is Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies at the London School of Economics

Claudio M. Radaelli is Professor of Public Policy Analysis in the Department of European Studies at Bradford University
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