Europeanization as Interpretation, Translation, and Editing of Public Policies

Ulrika Mörth

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199252091
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599224 | DOI:
 Europeanization as Interpretation, Translation, and Editing of Public Policies

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In this chapter it is argued that Europeanization is a process of institutionalization in which new rules and new ways of thinking evolve. Within these new institutional and ideational structures a policy will change and take new forms. The empirical illustrations used are based on the ongoing formation of European cooperation on defence equipment, with the analysis focusing on the institutionalization of the rules for this cooperation, and how these rules are edited at the domestic level. The first main section of the chapter elaborates on the concept of institutionalization and how it can be useful in empirical research on Europeanization. The following (main) section discusses how new rules of the game have evolved on how to cooperate in Europe on defence equipment, and then studies in what ways these rules have been edited to fit into the domestic contexts of Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.

Keywords: defence equipment; European cooperation; Europeanization; France; institutionalization; public policies; Sweden; United Kingdom

Chapter.  8689 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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