Europeanization, European Integration and Financial Services

Developing Theoretical Frameworks and Synthesising Methodological Approaches

  • Authors
  • Kerry¬†E.¬†Howell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Introduction: Linking Levels of Theory and Methodological Approaches

  3. Philosophical Perspectives and Theoretical Frameworks

  4. Europeanization and European Integration: A Historical Perspective

  5. Europeanization as Situation and Process: Synthesizing Theory and Methodology

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 180-211

About this book


This book deals with the political philosophy that underpins theories of European integration and develops an understanding of Europeanization based on downloading and up-loading. Downloading is the means by which EU policy is amalgamated with domestic legislation and institutions. Up-loading indicates the use of national governments or sub-national interests in the development of European integration processes. European integration takes place at the supranational level and in general, is distinct from Europeanization. Through a study of financial services regulation these processes are made explicit.


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