Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe

Nicholas Rees, Bríd Quinn and 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:
Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the impact of Europeanisation on the pattern of governance in Ireland. It describes the main institutional and policy changes which have arisen out of Europeanisation, while highlighting the limits of such change and stressing the importance of the pre-existing institutional and social structures. It concludes that Europeanisation has a limited explanatory value, which can only account some of the time for why and how change occurs at the domestic level.

Keywords: Europeanisation; pattern of governance; Ireland; institutional changes; policy changes

Chapter.  4937 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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