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Library of Public Policy and Public Administration

European Research Reloaded: Cooperation and Integration among Europeanized States

Editors: Holzhacker, Ronald, Haverland, Markus (Eds.)

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European integration has had an ever deepening impact on the member states. The first wave of research concerned the process of institution building and policy developments at the European Union (EU) level. The second wave, on Europeanization used the resulting integration as an explanatory factor in understanding domestic political change and continuity. What is now necessary is to link our understanding of these ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ processes of integration and Europeanization.

This book argues that a third wave of research on the EU is needed to adequately understand the increased interconnectedness between the European and national political levels. We posit that this third wave should be sensitive to the temporal dimension of European integration and Europeanization. In particular, we ask: how has Europeanization affected current modes of integration and cooperation in the EU?

One of the key findings of the book is the astonishing variation in modes of cooperation in the EU. We suggest that this variation can be explained by taking into account the sources of legitimacy on which cooperation and integration are based. We argue that whereas economic integration could be sufficiently backed by output legitimacy, deeper integration in other areas requires a degree of input legitimacy that is currently lacking in the EU. Therefore, non-economic integration is often taking forms of looser types of cooperation, such as the open method of coordination and benchmarking. We elaborate on this speculation in the conclusion and believe that it should be part of the future research agenda.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Cooperation and Integration among Europeanized States

    Pages 1-17

    Haverland, Dr. Markus (et al.)

  • Beyond the Goodness of Fit: A Preference-based Account of Europeanization

    Pages 19-42

    Mastenbroek, Ellen (et al.)

  • Framing European Integration in Germany and Italy: Is the EU Used to Justify Pension Reforms?

    Pages 43-64

    Stiller, Sabina

  • Explaining EU Impacts at the Domestic Level – The Europeanization of Regulatory Policy in Denmark

    Pages 65-87

    Kallestrup, Morten

  • Aggregating, Mobilizing and Recruiting: EU Integration and Party Functions

    Pages 89-117

    Binnema, Harmen A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Research Reloaded: Cooperation and Integration among Europeanized States
Editors
  • Ronald Holzhacker
  • Markus Haverland
Series Title
Library of Public Policy and Public Administration
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4430-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4430-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4429-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7126-2
Series ISSN
1566-7669
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 270
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