The European Union and ‘inner core’ departments

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:
The European Union and ‘inner core’ departments

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This chapter explores the way in which the EU has impinged upon the inner core of departments most engaged in EU policy-making in UK central government. It prioritises certain parts of the Whitehall European policy-making network. These categories are: an inner core of ministries with extensive involvement in the EU: DEFRA, the Treasury and the DTI; other London-based ministries, which have varying degrees of involvement in EU business; and the ‘territorial’ ministries prior to devolution and subsequent arrangements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland thereafter.

Keywords: UK central government; EU; Whitehall European policy-making; territorial ministries

Chapter.  12813 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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