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The Europeanisation of UK central government: analytical challenges

Simon Bulmer and Martin Burch

in The Europeanisation of Whitehall

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780719055157
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701928 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719055157.003.0002
The Europeanisation of UK central government: analytical challenges

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In order to understand the notion of adapting to European integration both within government and in the wider political system, this chapter develops a conceptual framework through reference to ‘Europeanisation’ and institutionalism. Europeanisation dissects the phenomenon of adapting to integration. The discussion augments Europeanisation by using historical institutionalism to explore, over time, the adjustments of UK central government to the EU.

Keywords: European integration; Europeanisation; institutionalism; UK central government

Chapter.  6001 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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