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The Europeanization of British Politics

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics (PSEUP)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Britain in Europe and Europe in Britain

      • Ian Bache, Andrew Jordan
      Pages 3-16
    3. Europeanization and Domestic Change

      • Ian Bache, Andrew Jordan
      Pages 17-33
  3. Polity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Central Government

      • Simon Bulmer, Martin Burch
      Pages 37-51
    3. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

      • David Allen, Tim Oliver
      Pages 52-66
    4. Government in Scotland

      • James Smith
      Pages 67-81
    5. The English Regions

      • Martin Burch, Ricardo Gomez
      Pages 82-97
    6. Local Governance

      • Adam Marshall
      Pages 98-115
  4. Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117
    2. Political Parties and Party Politics

      • Andrew Geddes
      Pages 119-134
    3. Organized Interests

      • Jenny Fairbrass
      Pages 135-151
    4. Trade Unions

      • Erin van der Maas
      Pages 152-167
    5. The Third Sector

      • Rachael Chapman
      Pages 168-183
  5. Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Foreign Policy

      • Tim Oliver, David Allen
      Pages 187-200
    3. Monetary Policy

      • Jim Buller
      Pages 201-215
    4. Competition Policy

      • Michelle Cini
      Pages 216-230
    5. Environmental Policy

      • Andrew Jordan
      Pages 231-247

About this book

This is a unique book-length accounts of the domestic impact of EU membership. Drawing on expert contributions, this volume provides a state of the art account of how membership has affected the institutions of central, devolved and local governance, the activities of organized interests, and major areas of public policy.

Keywords

  • competition
  • competition policy
  • environmental policy
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU)
  • foreign policy
  • Governance
  • government
  • Institution
  • monetary policy
  • Policy
  • Political Parties
  • politics
  • regional policy
  • British Politics
  • european union politics

Reviews

'Comprehensive, detailed and authoritative... the book will be of interest and use to both students and academics alike.' Political Studies Review

'The Europeanization of British Politics is the main contribution to the understanding of how EU has affected and still affects British politics. The common framework utilised by the contributors and the importance of the scholars involved make this book essential reading for those working on the relation between UK and the EU and, more in general, for scholars working on the process of Europeanization. Moreover, the clear writing style and the richness of information presented make this book interesting also for a non-academic reader.' Journal of Contemporary European Research

'A valuable addition to the literature, particularly via the template it develops for future single country studies. Essential for all Eurosceptics who believe the British have somehow 'lost' their identity and freedom for action on the world stage since 1973.' - Journal of European Integration

'An extensive introduction of the main research available on the Europeanization of British politics.' - Journal of Common Market Studies

'This is a refreshing book, covering an impressive range of actors and policy areas. It is based on new theoretical underpinnings and provides a careful assessment of the impact of European integration on British politics, policy and institutions. It will be a formidable tool for teaching and a significant input to scholarly research on Europeanization.' - Professor Claudio M. Radaelli, University of Exeter, UK.

'The question of how the processes of 'Europeanization' work has triggered a lively debate among those who study European integration. This volume is a valuable contribution to this debate. It has a sharply defined focus on the experiences of the United Kingdom over the years, across policy domains, and across levels and venues of governance and politics.' - Professor Helen Wallace, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

'Britain is a European country but has often claimed to be insular and unique. This book explores the extent to which membership of the EU has made Britain more 'European', analysing the impact which the EU has had on British politics, policies and institutions. It is theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich and will be essential reading for students of British politics.' - Andrew Gamble, University of Sheffield, UK

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Sheffield, UK

    Ian Bache

  • University of East Anglia, UK

    Andrew Jordan

About the editors

DAVID ALLEN Professor of European and International Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and European Studies, Loughborough University, UK JIM BULLER Lecturer in Politics, University of York, UK SIMON BULMER Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics, University of Manchester, UK MARTIN BURCH Professor of Government, University of Manchester, UK RACHAEL CHAPMAN Research Fellow, Local Governance Research Unit (LGRU), De Montfort University, UK MICHELLE CINI Senior Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, University of Bristol, UK THOMAS CONZELMANN Assistant Professor of International Relations, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany JENNY FAIRBRASS Lecturer in Strategic Management, University of Bradford, UK ANDREW GEDDES Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK RICARDO GOMEZ Honorary Research Fellow in Government, University of Manchester, UK ADAM MARSHALL Research Fellow, Centre for Cities, a Unit of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), UK TIM OLIVER Completing a PhD in the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK JAMES SMITH Lecturer in Politics, School of Law and Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK ERIN VAN DER MAAS Completing his PhD Research at the Department of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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