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Meeting the Demands of EU Membership: The Europeanization of National Administrative Systems

Hussein Kassim

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199252091
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599224 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252092.003.0004
 Meeting the Demands of EU Membership: The Europeanization of National Administrative Systems

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This chapter approaches the theme of Europeanization somewhat differently from the other contributions to the book. Using the term in its broadest sense, it examines the administrative response on the part of member states to the demands of European Union (EU) membership and considers the institutional arrangements they have put in place to manage their participation in EU decision-making. European integration subjects national governments to unique and exacting pressures and imposes strict requirements on their participation in processes of EU decision-making. This chapter considers these demands by examining and comparing national responses in terms of the ambitions developed by the member states, their coordination strategies, and the structures they have put in place to manage their involvement in the Union. Finally, it considers the underlying determinants that shape national coordination arrangements.

Keywords: administrative responses; administrative systems; coordination arrangements; European Union membership; Europeanization; institutional arrangements

Chapter.  12045 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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