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Europeanization

Ulrich Sedelmeier

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199546282
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199546282.013.0057

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Europeanization

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This article focuses on Europeanization research. ‘Europeanization’ generally refers to the impact of the EU on nation states. The study of Europeanization has grown strongly, especially through a wider focus on the EU's impact outside its membership. Still, it remains a diverse research area due to the broad range of issues on which the EU has an impact across policies, politics, and polity. As a research agenda, it is most cohesive with regard to issue areas where the EU explicitly demands adjustments from member states or non-member states. This is primarily the case in the policy dimension, where studies can draw on a common analytical framework that draws on rationalist institutionalist and constructivist institutionalist approaches from international relations and comparative politics.

Keywords: EU studies; Europeanization research; nation states

Article.  7000 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; European Union

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