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Basque participation in the state’s EU decisions

Angela K. Bourne

in The European Union and the Accommodation of Basque Difference in Spain

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780719067501
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701348 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067501.003.0003
Basque participation in the state’s EU decisions

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This chapter explores the system of intergovernmental relations and tries to determine if it functions as a vehicle for powersharing in state European Union (EU) decisions. It takes a look at the adaptations within Spain and the effectiveness of the channels for Basque participation in state decisions on EU matters. It also examines the Basque involvement in state intergovernmental and parliamentary bodies, and then discusses the importance of informal links between political parties ruling in multiple territorial arenas.

Keywords: system of intergovernmental relations; powersharing; state EU decisions; Basque participation; channels; Basque involvement; territorial arenas; political parties

Chapter.  10907 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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