Failed Europeanisation in the 1970s

Paolo Dardanelli

in Between Two Unions

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780719070808
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701393 | DOI:
Failed Europeanisation in the 1970s

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This chapter examines the failure to Europeanise the politics of self-government, which meant that the latter remained a two-level, instead of a three-level, fixture where the Yes vote was at a disadvantage. It identifies the three main aspects in the elite actors' failure to Europeanise self-government in the 1970s. This chapter also emphasises that the failure to Europeanise was also a failure to influence public opinion in order to support the elite project of devolution. A discussion of the three main conclusions that emerged from the analysis conducted so far of the politics of self-government in the 1970s is included.

Keywords: failed Europeanisation; Yes vote; public opinion; devolution; 1970s self-government

Chapter.  2605 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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