Fifteen Into One? The European Union and its member states
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Fifteen Into One? The European Union and its member states

By Wolfgang Wessels (editor)
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Book Description

The European Union and the role of member states is currently one of the major topics of current political debate and academic discourse. The evolution of the political system in Brussels and developments within the individual member states promise new insights into the European integration process. This book provides a country-by-country analysis of how European policy is made and applied. Its central focus is the involvement of national institutions in European policy-making: governments, parliaments, sub-national governments, the courts and public administrations. Who participates at which stage of the European Union's policy cycle and how do national institutions and non-state actors interact and fit into the Union's system? The contributors show how member states have adapted their institutional structures in different ways to European integration, especially since the Maastricht Treaty. The editors' introduction argues that the extent and intensity of institutional interaction between the EU and its member states have led to a 'system of institutional fusion'. This timely book is a comprehensive study yet of European policy-making at national level and is aimed at scholars of integration studies and comparative politics.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Notes on contributors
  • Preface and major findings: the anatomy, the analysis and the assessment of the ‘beast’
  • List of abbreviations and acronyms
  • I Introduction
    • 1 The European Union and Member States: analysing two arenas over time (Wolfgang Wessels, Andreas Maurer and Jürgen Mittag)
    • 2 The European Union matters: structuring self-made offers and demands (Andreas Maurer and Wolfgang Wessels)
  • II Member States and the European Union
    • 3 Belgium: Europeanisation and Belgian federalism (Christian Franck, Hervé Leclercq and Claire Vandevievere)
    • 4 Denmark: in pursuit of influence and legitimacy (Finn Laursen)
    • 5 Germany: fragmented structures in a complex system (Andreas Maurer)
    • 6 Finland: smooth adaptation to European values and institutions (Teija Tiilikainen)
    • 7 Greece: a never-ending story of mutual attraction and estrangement (Nikos Frangakis and Antonios D. Papayannides)
    • 8 Spain: the emergence of a new major actor in the European arena (Felipe Basabe Lloréns)
    • 9 France: the European transformation of the French model (Andrea Szukala)
    • 10 Ireland: modernisation via Europeanisation (Brigid Laffan)
    • 11 Italy: progress behind complexity (Flaminia Gallo and Birgit Hanny)
    • 12 Luxembourg: flexible and pragmatic adaptation (Danielle Bossaert)
    • 13 The Netherlands: a former founding father in search of control (Ben J.S. Hoetjes)
    • 14 Austria: domestic change through European integration (Otmar Höll, Johannes Pollack and Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann)
    • 15 Portugal: one way to Europeanisation (Maria Joao Seabra)
    • 16 Sweden: another awkward partner? (Karl Magnus Johansson)
    • 17 The United Kingdom: between political controversy and administrative efficiency (Kenneth A. Armstrong and Simon Bulmer)
  • III Conclusion
    • 18 The ‘One’ and the ‘Fifteen’? The Member States between procedural adaptation and structural revolution (Jürgen Mittag and Wolfgang Wessels)
  • Select bibliography
  • Index
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