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Conceptualizing Europeanisation

Buller, Jim and Gamble, Andrew. (2002) Conceptualizing Europeanisation. In: UNSPECIFIED, Sheffield, UK.

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      This article subjects the existing literature on the concept of Europeanisation to critical scrutiny. It begins by providing a general discussion of the methodology of concept formation. It then goes on to assess five current usage’s of the term Europeanisation, before providing an alternative definition. The main argument pursued here is that academics have been too quick to conceptualise Europeanisation as a process which is capable of producing certain effects. Conversely, not enough time has been spent on the subject of what Europeanisation actually is (and, indeed, whether it exists). Unless scholars refocus their efforts towards the subject of Europeanisation, there is a danger of misrepresenting or reifying its supposed effects.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
      Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: University of Sheffield, Department of Politics > ESRC/UACES Series of Seminars on EBPP > 2002-11-29 Seminar on EBPP
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2004
      Page Range: p. 40
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:19

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