This book challenges the common view that social protection is exclusively a national concern with EU social policy fragmented and merely symbolic. Through eleven country studies, the book reveals that EU-level developments increasingly interact with social protection in all countries - a remarkable transformation from ten years ago.
Using the same thematic framework, the book systematically compares how Europeanisation of social protection differs across countries chosen to reflect increasing EU diversity. For each country, specialists in social protection evaluate the form and extent of Europeanisation, comparing national strategies with the European social model. They examine recent reforms and responses to EU initiatives, including the Lisbon strategy and the open method of coordination, the extension of the internal market to services, the Economic and Monetary Union and EU enlargement.
Differences in Europeanisation reflect not only different political legacies but also different adjustment pressures in terms of national welfare regime and degree of competitiveness. “Europeanisation of social protection" brings together both new evidence and new perspectives, making it essential reading for everyone interested in the changing patterns of social policy in Europe.
might persist outside the EU framework. I address this issue in relation to the UK and also to Switzerland, whose links with the EU are also under pressure. Key words Europeanisation • UK • EU • Brexit • constitutionalisation To cite this article: Outhwaite, W. (2019) De-Europeanisation after Brexit: narrowing and shallowing, Global Discourse, vol 9, no 1, 15-30, DOI: 10.1332/204378918X15453934505905 One of the many misleading slogans repeated by the Brexiteers is that the UK is ‘leaving the European Union but not leaving Europe’. This is true in a geographical
257 Policy & Politics vol 39 no 2 • 257-73 (2011) • 10.1332/030557310X519669 © The Policy Press, 2011 • ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: Europeanisation • institutional change • regional policy • Turkey Original submission February 2009 • Acceptance April 2010 Institutional change and Europeanisation: explaining regional policy reform in Turkey Ebru Ertugal This article engages in a search for ‘causes of effects’ in order to disentangle the relative roles played by the European Union (EU) and domestic factors in Europeanisation processes in a candidate country
113 Global Discourse • vol 9 • no 1 • 113–30 © Bristol University Press 2019 • Online ISSN 2043-7897 https://doi.org/10.1332/204378918X15453934506003 RESEARCH Victimhood as victory: The role of memory politics in the process of de-Europeanisation in East-Central Europe Peter Vermeersch, email@example.com Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium To a large extent, the traditional narrative of EU integration has revolved around reconciliation and peace-building after the Second World War. This article examines how current memory work in
89 Policy & Politics vol 40 no 1 • 89-105 (2012) • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557310X520261 © The Policy Press, 2012 • ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: Europeanisation • territorial policy • Portugal • Italy Europeanisation of territorial policies in Portugal and Italy: a cross-national comparison Carlos Oliveira and Isabel Breda-Vázquez Over the last few decades, the European Union (EU) played a central role in diffusing specific ‘models’ of territorial policy across member states. This Europeanisation process did not produce homogeneous results, however, since
105 FIVE ‘Greening’ the European Union? The Europeanisation of European Union environment policy John O’Brennan Introduction In parallel with its development as a deeply integrated economic zone, the European Union (EU) has evolved as a space where a cumulatively significant pooling of sovereignty around environmental issues has developed apace. From a position in the early days of the European integration process where the environment hardly featured, the EU of 28 member states of today has highly developed policy competences across a range of
303 13 Horizontal Europeanisation DEFINITION By ‘horizontal Europeanisation’ we mean contacts, interactions and social relationships between different European countries, as well as various forms of pan-European mobility (exchanges and interaction between Member States). In this chapter, we examine Europe from the perspective of horizontal Europeanisation, which involves cross-border interactions and transactions between the individual countries and their inhabitants (Beck and Grande, 2007). This is an important point of departure for the sociology of
the EU level (Celis and Meier, 2007; Outshoorn and Kantola, 2007: 270). Women’s policy agencies and women’s movements can have very different capacities when lobbying the EU. While the Italian women policy agencies have become influential in the EU arena, the Italian women’s associations are only starting to learn how to lobby in a context of complex EU governance (Guadagnini and Donà, 2007). In addition to this direct impact, the impact of Europeanisation can be more indirect (Liebert, 2003). For example, joining the European Monetary Union meant for a
unions. The question then is whether European – predominantly ‘negative’ – integration weakens social democratic forces at the domestic level. Despite the predominance of negative integration in the European Union (EU), the literature on Europeanisation has neglected its impact on domestic interest constellations (see, however, Héritier et al, 2001; Thatcher, 2004). This is due in part to the fact that this body of literature has mainly focused on implementation issues, for instance in terms of ‘fit’ or ‘misfit’ between domestic and European policies, rather