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"Where, When and How Does the European Legal System Influence Domestic Policy?"

Alter, Karen J. (1999) "Where, When and How Does the European Legal System Influence Domestic Policy?". In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The EU legal system offers a powerful means for domestic actors to influence national policy. Because the EU legal tool is so powerful, many have hypothesized that groups will use EU litigation strategies whenever there is a potential benefit. In practice, however, EU law litigation strategies are seldom used. This paper develops a framework for understanding variation in the use of the EU legal system to influence national policy. It identifies four different steps in using the EU legal system to influence national policy. Drawing on recent research on the European Union’s legal system and interest group mobilization, the paper develops a series of hypotheses about the factors affecting each step of the litigation process, in identifying sources of cross-national and cross issue variation in the influence of EU law on national policy.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law)
    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 > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2005
    Page Range: p. 37
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2213

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