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"An exploration of some social mechanisms affecting domestic political actors’ Europeanisation: the Belgian case"

Beyers, Jan and Steensels, Caroline. (2001) "An exploration of some social mechanisms affecting domestic political actors’ Europeanisation: the Belgian case". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The principal idea of this paper is that the European socialisation of domestic political actors as a result of the growing involvement in European policy-making settings is not as self evident as early and current neofunctionalists often assume. Rather we suggest that the European socialisation of national actors is mediated by factors that relate to the actors’ domestic embeddedness. It seems that socialisation power of the European institutions is inferior to the mechanism or scope conditions that are situated at the domestic level. Therefore we believe that future studies on European socialisation should control more explicitly for preexisting dispositions as key determinants of potential attitude change. Related to this, we argue that socialisation studies should focus more extensively on (domestic) recruitment that may affect pre-socialisation and international socialisation.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Belgium
    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: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 20
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2050

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