Fifteen Into One?: The European Union and Its Member States

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Manchester University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 472 pages
The EU and the roles of member states is one of the major topics of political debate and academic discourse. The evolution of the political system in Brussels and the 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 in the member states. Its central focus is the involvement of national institutions in European policy-making: governments, parliaments, sub-national governments, the courts, and public administrations. The EU and the roles of member states is one of the major topics of political debate and academic discourse. The evolution of the political system in Brussels and the 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 in the member states. Its central focus is the involvement of national institutions in European policy-making: governments, parliaments, sub-national governments, the courts, and public administrations.
 

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Contents

analysing
3
structuring selfmade offers
29
Europeanisation and Belgian federalism Christian
69
in pursuit of influence and legitimacy Finn
92
fragmented structures in a complex system
115
smooth adaptation to European values
150
a neverending story of mutual attraction
166
the emergence of a new major actor in the European
184
progress behind complexity Flaminia Gallo
271
flexible and pragmatic adaptation Danielle
298
a former founding father in search
315
domestic change through European integration
337
one way to Europeanisation Maria oao Seabra
355
another awkward partner? Karl Magnus johansson
369
between political controversy
388
The One and the Fifteen? The Member States between
413

Andrea Szukala
216
modernisation via Europeanisation Brigid Laffan
248

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Wolfgang Wessels is Professor of Political Sciences and Jean Monnet Chair, and Andreas Maurer and Jürgen Mittag are Research Associates in Political Sciences, all at the University of Cologne.