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"Extending the reach of the EU Commission: Eurogroup subsidization and the implementation process"

Palmieri, Dennis R. (1997) "Extending the reach of the EU Commission: Eurogroup subsidization and the implementation process". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    As Paul Pierson’s recent work has illustrated, looking exclusively to the national interests and relative power of the member states cannot completely explain the European Union as it is today. Rather, Pierson credits certain ‘gaps’ between member state preferences and ‘conditions on the ground’ as important factors in determining the extent and character of European integration. This paper is centrally concerned with fleshing out the details of some of these ‘gaps’ as concerns policy implementation. Specifically, I will argue that an ever increasing role for organized interests in EU policy implementation within the member states has augmented the reach of the Commission as an enforcement institution, and therefore contributed to a more autonomous and politically relevant actor--member state preferences not withstanding.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Policy implementation.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
    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. 23
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2697

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