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"Rationality, structure and power in EU governance: A process dominant approach"

Peterson, John and Bomberg, Elizabeth. (1997) "Rationality, structure and power in EU governance: A process dominant approach". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The rekindling of theoretical debates about European integration has been one of the most striking recent developments in the study of European politics. This paper argues for a ‘process dominant’ approach to understanding the EU and linking theory and practice. Such an approach rejects the search for a ‘big theory’ of EU governance in ‘European integration’ and EU policy-making, but then seeks to explain how one process shapes the other. A process dominant approach is nuanced, contextual and draws upon insights from a range of theoretical approaches to understanding the European Union. Perhaps above all, it acknowledges that the EU is a ‘moving target’ to study, and that process often matters more than outcomes.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: Process dominant approach.
    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 > political affairs > political union & integration/European Political Union
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    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. 24
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2702

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