Political institutions and administrative adaptation

Bernadette Connaughton

in Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719076206
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702932 | DOI:
Political institutions and administrative adaptation

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This chapter discusses the political institutions and administrative adaptation in Ireland and the impact of Europeanisation on domestic policy processes. It evaluates the impact of Europeanisation on Ireland's national and sub-national institutions and systems of public administration and public policy. It suggests that the central tenets of the political-administrative framework have not fundamentally changed and trends evident in other member states are apparent. This chapter also investigates whether the nature and extent of these changes over time led to a realignment of the institutional machinery and administrative practice.

Keywords: political institutions; administrative adaptation; Europeanisation; domestic polity; Ireland; public administration; public policy; administrative practice

Chapter.  11690 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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