States and Regions in the European Union: Institutional Adaptation in Germany and Spain
Tanja Börzel argues that the effect of Europeanization on the politics and institutions of the EU's member states depends on the degree of conflict between European and domestic norms and rules. This book examines the relationship between the central state and regions in Germany and Spain, showing how Europeanization has served to weaken the powers of the regions. In both countries, the regions were forced to cooperate more closely with the centre, but the institutional impact in the two countries has been strikingly different. In Germany the existing cooperative Federal system was reinforced, but in Spain the traditional competitive relationship between the levels of government could not continue. Europeanization has led to a significant change in the pattern of Spanish politics, turning rivalry into cooperation. This book thus presents an important analysis of the impact of Europeanization on domestic politics, and on the relationship between states and regions in particular.
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Europeanization and domestic institutional change A historical institutionalist approach
Europeanization as a process of institutionalization and institutional change
Conceptualizing the domestic impact of Europe Resource dependency versus institutional adaptation
The domestic impact of Europe as a process of institutional adaptation
The domestic impact of Europe as an institutiondependent process
Purposeful but socially constrained
Formal and informal rule structures which constitute actors and regulate their behavior
Facilitating or prohibiting adaptation?
The Comunidades Autonomas fight centralization
A new strategy of cooperation and the emergence of institutional change
Europeanization or institutional consolidation?
Sharing versus shifting the costs of adaptation The Europeanization of environmental policymaking in Germany and Spain
The blooming of cooperative federalism Institutional adaptation to the Europeanization of environmental policymaking in Germany
Joint cooperation and joint nonimplementation
Fertilizing cooperative federalism
Reinforcing cooperative federalism Institutional adaptation to Europeanization in Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany as a model of cooperative federalism
Multilateral bargaining and consensusseeking as the dominant institutional culture of German federalism
The Lander strategy of cooperation and costsharing
The rinascimento of cooperative federalism The impact of Europeanization on the territorial institutions of Germany
The Lander strike back
Redressing the territorial balance of power through sharing the costs of adaptation
The Europeanization of cooperative federalism
Transforming competitive regionalism Institutional adaptation to Europeanization in Spain
The Spanish State of Autonomies as a form of competitive regionalism
Bilateralism confrontation and regional competition as the dominant institutional culture of Spanish regionalism
The CCAA strategy of confrontation and costshifting
Toward a framework of joint decisionmaking The impact of Europeanization on the territorial institutions of Spain
The greening of competitive regionalism Institutional adaptation to the Europeanization of environmental policymaking in Spain
Confrontation nonimplementation and noncooperation
The increasing failure of costshifting in reducing adaptational costs
mutual consultation and pragmatic collaboration
Europeanization and the emergence of multilateral intergovernmental cooperation
Toward convergence in Europe?
Cooperative regionalism on the rise?
Some suggestions for future research
Europe of the citizens?
The major EU environmental policies of the policy study
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States and Regions in the European Union: Institutional Adaptation in ...
Tanja A. Börzel
Limited preview - 2002
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