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The Institutionalization of Europe

Alec Stone Sweet, Wayne Sandholtz, and Neil Fligstein


In 1950, a European political space existed, if only as a very primitive site of international governance. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the European Union governs in an ever-growing number of policy domains. Increasingly dense networks of transnational actors representing electorates, member state governments, firms, and specialized interests operate in arenas that are best understood as supranational. At the same time, the capacity of European organizations – the European Central Bank, the European Commission, and the European Court of Justice – to make authoritative pol ... More

Keywords: administrative acts, cooperation, European Central Bank, European Integration, European policy, European Union, foreign policy, immigration, institutionalist theory, institutionalization, interest group representation, international governance, national governance, policing, security, supranational governance, transnationalism, women’s rights

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/019924796X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alec Stone Sweet, editor
Official Fellow, Chair of Comparative Government, Nuffield College, Oxford

Wayne Sandholtz, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
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Neil Fligstein, editor
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
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