Whitehall in comparative context

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:
Whitehall in comparative context

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This chapter compares UK adaptation with that of other EU member states. By comparing the experiences of other member states, it seeks to give a clearer profile of the distinctive features of adjustment in UK central government. Second, it aims to build on the framework and explanatory model to offer a comparative approach to exploring the Europeanisation of member state institutions. The first section locates the UK response to Europeanisation in a comparative perspective using France and Germany as comparisons. The second section summarises the EU's impact on the working lives of civil servants and ministers across the EU. The third section seeks to identify analytical patterns of adaptation in central governments and government institutions more widely.

Keywords: UK adaptation; Europeanisation; EU member states; UK central government

Chapter.  8072 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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