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The process of European integration is marked both by continued deepening and widening, and by growing evidence of domestic disquiet and dissent. Against this background, this volume examines three key themes: the challenge to the power of member states - as subjects of European integration - to determine the course of the integrationist project and to shape European public policies; the increasing constraints in the domestic political arena experienced by member states as objects of European integration; and the contestation over both the 'constitutive politics of the EU' and specific policy choices. These three themes - power, constraint and contestation - and their interdependence are explored with specific reference to contemporary Germany. The main findings call for a revision of the 'conventional wisdom' about Germany's Europeanization experience. First, while Germany continues to engage intensively in all aspects of the integration process, its power to 'upload' - 'hard' and 'soft', 'delib

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780197262955
ISBN-10: 0197262953
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 164mm x 28mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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