The European Union and the ‘outer core’

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 the ‘outer core’

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This chapter deals with the EU's impact upon, and the European policy-making patterns of, the outer core of central government. It considers two departments which have been affected by the EU relatively recently—the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence (MoD)—alongside other departments where the impact has been of longer standing but of a lesser order of magnitude. The Home Office and the MoD are the new institutions of European policy-making in Whitehall. The chapter also considers the role of the territorial/devolved authorities, namely the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Offices prior to devolution and their successor authorities from 1999.

Keywords: central government; EU; policy-making; Home Office; Ministry of Defence; devolution; Scottish Office; Welsh Office

Chapter.  12813 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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