Europeanization and Transnational States
Comparing Nordic Central Governments
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Europeanization and Transnational States by Bengt Jacobsson
Book DescriptionThis book investigates what happens to an organized political unit when it becomes part of a larger entity and, in particular, how increased European integration and the tentative moves towards a transnational state will affect the European Union's nation state. Europeanization and Transnational States provides an extensive comparative survey of the central governments in four Scandinavian countries and analyses the ways in which the European Union has influenced the day-to-day work of their state administrations. It includes coverage of Denmark, a long-standing member of the European Union; Finland and Sweden, countries that became members in 1995 and Norway, a non-member. The book utilises various theoretical perspectives - such as adaptation to external pressure, strategic choice and path-dependencies - to explain the changes related to increased European integration in central government agencies. It concludes that the consequences of Europeanization can be described as the growth of a transnational administration where identities as well as loyalties are created in processes that transcends the borders of states.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415299787
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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European Union and the Baltic States, Paperback (October 2011)
This text explores how the Baltic States have adapted to and been embedded in a wider European environment and how they have become modern European states.
World of Standards, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Bengt Jacobsson
Standards enable a higher degree of global order in the modern world than would exist without them. They facilitate co-ordination and co-operation even among people and organizations that are far apart. This text discusses the topic.
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Author Biography - Bengt Jacobsson
Bengt Jacobsson is Professor of Management at Sodertorn University College, Sweden. Per Laegreid is Professor of Administration and Organization Theory and Research Director at the Stein Rokkan Centre of Social Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. Ove K. Pedersen is Professor of Comparative Politics at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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