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Constructing a Policy-Making State?: Policy Dynamics in the EU

Jeremy Richardson


The book sets out to examine the processes by which Europeanization takes place. Europeanization is defined as the process by which the key decisions about public policies are gradually transferred to the European level (or for new policy areas, emerge at the European level). This is in contrast to definitions of Europeanization which focus on the adaption of member states to European public policies. Thus, the main focus is whether a European Union ‘policy-making state’ is being created via changes in the distribution of power between member states and the European level institutions over t ... More

Keywords: Europeanization, policy-making, policy-making state, policy process, authoritative allocations

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Richardson, editor
Professor, National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, NZ and Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield, College, Oxford

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