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"New institutionalism and policy change in the European Union"

Aspinwall, Mark. (1997) "New institutionalism and policy change in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This essay examines the role of institutions in policy change in the European Union. The timing of policy change is attributed to the "pull" of increasing supranational competence and the "push" of converging practices in the international political economy of transport. The nature of change is attributed to three factors: the existence of both state and supranational institutional environments, the structure of the supranational institutions (privileging certain actors and ideas over others), and the agency role played by supranational institutions. The essay applies neo-institutional theories to this sector, finding that historical/sociological institutionalism is best suited to explaining change, though elements of rational choice institutionalism are also important.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical institutionalism; sociological institutionalism; rational choice institutionalism.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    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 > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 29
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2528

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