Introduction: In the Name of ‘Europe’

Kevin Featherstone

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199252091
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599224 | DOI:
 Introduction: In the Name of ‘Europe’

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This introductory chapter defines the purpose of the book, which is to bring together recognized experts in the field to distinguish the conceptual meaning of ‘Europeanization’ and to analyse its empirical implications. In order to set the context it seeks to chart the uses of the term ‘Europeanization’ and to clarify how it will be used in the rest of the book. The aim is to provide some structure to the potential confusion of the uninitiated reader, whilst also mapping out key research areas. The main sections of the chapter are: A Typology of ‘Europeanization’; ‘Europeanization’ as a Conceptual Framework; ‘Europeanization’ as a Research Agenda; and Conclusion: The Utility of ‘Europeanization’.

Keywords: conceptual meaning; empirical implications; Europeanization; research; typology

Chapter.  10301 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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