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A catalyst for change
Nicholas Rees
Bernadette Connaughton

5306ST New Patterns-C/lb.qxd 3/9/09 16:45 Page 12 2 Europeanisation: a catalyst for change Nicholas Rees and Bernadette Connaughton Introduction Europeanisation has emerged as a relatively new yet significant area in the study of European integration. It represents a shift in conceptualising developments in the European Union and presents opportunities for structuring and analysing the impact of the EU on the polity, politics and policies of member states. Europeanisation is critical to our understanding of transformations of the national system

in Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland
The case of Ukraine
Nadiia Bureiko
Teodor Lucian Moga

5 Nadiia Bureiko and Teodor Lucian Moga ‘Bounded Europeanisation’: the case of Ukraine Since the proclamation of its independence, Ukraine has vacillated between the two competing centres of power gravitating around post-Soviet Eastern Europe: the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia. Both regional actors have developed political initiatives and cooperation frameworks meant to attract countries from their shared neighbourhood, perhaps the most contested of which was Ukraine. Since 2004, which saw the launch of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the

in The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood
UK central government and the European Union
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It is some thirty-five years since the United Kingdom joined what is now called the European Union. What has been the impact of the EU on UK central government? Has it been transformed or merely adapted to new pressures and requirements? This book explores the ‘Europeanisation’ of the work of civil servants and ministers and how they engage with the EU. Drawing on fresh empirical evidence—including interviews with over 200 serving and retired officials and ministers—it offers a comprehensive analysis of the spreading impact of European integration across government. The study is placed in the context of political divisions over the European Union but the book outlines the often neglected way in which the EU has transformed the business of government. This account charts the process from the Macmillan government's 1961 application to join the European Communities through to the end of Tony Blair's premiership. The book examines the character and timing of responses across government, covering the core government departments and also those more recently affected, such as the Ministry of Defence. It argues that central government has organized itself efficiently to deal with the demands of EU membership despite the often controversial party-political divisions over Europe. However, in placing the book's findings in comparative context, the conclusion is that the effectiveness of UK governments in the EU has been less striking.

Tatiana Romanova

4 Tatiana Romanova Europeanisation and Russia The process of Europeanisation is a familiar theme in Russia. It has long been a substantial component of Russian political and economic life. However, current Europeanisation – or rather EU-isation (Wallace, 2000) – is drastically different from past experience and, therefore, presents a challenge for Russia. This chapter first summarises Russian literature on Europeanisation/EUisation. It then turns to the past Europeanisation of Russia and contrasts it to the present processes of EU-isation. A distinction is

in The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood
Towards a relational and transnational approach to EU enlargement
Koen Slootmaeckers

in an attempt to make the so-called EU's core norms and values the cornerstone of the entire process (Slootmaeckers and Touquet, 2016 ). Given such profound changes to the enlargement process, wherein vaguely defined norms took centre stage, it is peculiar that a similar reflexivity has not occurred within the Europeanisation literature. With this I do not mean to imply that the literature has been stagnant over the last two decades, as the literature is producing a wealth of empirical findings on the process and the way in which it did or did

in Coming in
Paolo Dardanelli

alignment was still the same as in 1979, in 1988 it had acquired the ‘1990s’ features. Indeed, the high point of the Europeanisation of Scottish self-government was the 1987–92 Parliament, which was also, not by coincidence, the period in which the process of European integration was perceived as taking a giant leap forward and public support for European integration reached a peak across Europe. Even though the peculiar conditions of that period later changed or disappeared, the re-shaping of perceptions, attitudes and strategies remained largely unchanged until 1997

in Between two Unions
Theory and framework
Boyka Stefanova

and the relationship between the EU and the domestic level of politics, this analysis applies Europeanisation as an analytical framework for examining the impacts of European integration on conflict resolution. To the extent that EU governance, understood as a process of institution- and capacity building, provision of policy tools, and legitimation of collective understandings of peaceful coexistence

in The Europeanisation of conflict resolution
Analytical challenges
Simon Bulmer
Martin Burch

9780719055157_4_002.qxd 20/3/09 12:06 PM Page 20 2 The Europeanisation of UK central government: analytical challenges Introduction This chapter is designed to provide an analytical basis for our study of how British central government has come to terms with European integration. It rests on two elements which are examined in the chapter: Europeanisation and new institutionalism. Our initial concern is to locate the study in the context of the Europeanisation literature. In doing so, we place the adaptation to the EU of the UK generally, and of Whitehall

in The Europeanisation of Whitehall
Michael Mannin

1 Michael Mannin Europeanisation as a past and present narrative This chapter has two objectives: first, to serve as a conceptual and definitional reference point distinguishing between the related terminologies used in the complex field of Europeanisation; and second, to discuss the premise which recurs in subsequent chapters – that ‘the past is our present reality’. This means that our apparently objective view of what seems contemporary and obvious is actually a construct of the past conceptions of what Europe has been (Flockhart, 2010). The chapter

in The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood
Scott James

This book is concerned above all with the adaptation of national EU policy-making processes to the demands and opportunities of EU membership. As such the study lends itself to the burgeoning ‘Europeanisation’ literature which refocuses the attention of European studies downwards to the domestic level. Rather than provide an exhaustive review of this literature, this chapter explores the conceptual challenge posed by Europeanisation for our study. How does the current literature relate to the Europeanisation of national policy

in Managing Europe from home