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Description - Finland in the European Union by Tapio Raunio

With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined. Finland's elite pro-European consensus is discussed in terms of its geopolictical situation and economic dependence of western markets. Looking at the transformation of Finland from a semi-presidential system towards a normal parliamentary democracy and the way national integration policy is characterised by flexibility the book gives readers an insight into the political culture which is contributing to cooperative behaviour within the EU.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714683096
ISBN-10: 0714683094
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tapio Raunio

Tapio Raunio is a professor of political science at Tampere University. He has written for some of the leading political science journals, including, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Legislative Studies and Party Politics. Teija Tiilkainen explores the areas of institutional structure of the EU, the external identity of the European Union and Finland's EU Membership through her role as research director at the Centre for European Studies. She has edited numerous international volumes within these fields.

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