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"Managing Europe from Home in Dublin, Athens and Helsinki: A Comparative Analysis"

Laffan, Brigid. (2005) "Managing Europe from Home in Dublin, Athens and Helsinki: A Comparative Analysis". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (Unpublished)

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      The article provides a comparative analysis of core executive adaptation to engagement with the European Union in three states, Ireland, Greece, and Finland. To date the substantive focus of the literature on executive adaptation has been on the question of convergence or continuing divergence of national responses. The dominant conclusion points to the continuing divergence of national responses. The analytical framework that guided the empirical work in this paper was divided into two inter-related institutional components, structures and processes and the agents who actively engage with the EU’s governance structures. The comparative analysis provides evidence of both convergence and continuing diversity. In managing Europe from Home, states appear to choose from a menu of possible models, prime ministerial or foreign ministry led systems. Two variables stand out in explaining variation across the six states, the level of institionalisation and the relationship between formal and informal processes.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Core executives.
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
      Countries > Ireland
      Countries > Finland
      Countries > Greece
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2005
      Page Range: p. 22
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:25

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