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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Societal Actors in European Integration

Polity-Building and Policy-making 1958-1992

Authors: Meyer, Jan-Henrik

Editors: Kaiser, W. (Ed.)

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Contributors to this volume outline how societal actors have been closely involved in European integration from the founding of the EU to the Maastricht Treaty. Based on newly accessible sources, the authors discuss the participation of political parties, business groups and civil society organizations in European polity-building and policy-making.

About the authors

Wolfram Kaiser is Professor of European Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK, and Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Jan-Henrik Meyer is Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Reviews

'Students across the social sciences and history will be grateful for this volume for it realizes the promise of broad-ranging interdisciplinary research in a unique and compelling way. No volume reveals more insightfully how, in the early decades of European integration, societal groups shaped Europe and Europe shaped societal groups. The result is an original set of excellent chapters that illuminate the dynamics of Europe's multilevel polity.'

Gary Marks, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

'Contemporary historians are currently making a decisive contribution to the new sociology of the European Union. This tightly organised volume illustrates how an interdisciplinary historical viewpoint can contribute to our understanding of the role of societal actors in the EU, who have influenced policy-making and polity-building as much in its early days as in the post-Maastricht era.'

Adrian Favell, Professor of Sociology, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po, Paris, France

'This is a highly innovative book on the historical impact of societal actors on national European policies and the politics of European integration.'

Hartmut Kaelble, Professor of Social History, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Beyond Governments and Supranational Institutions: Societal Actors in European Integration

    Kaiser, Wolfram (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Europeanization of Christian Democracy? Negotiating Organization, Enlargement, Policy and Allegiance in the European People’s Party

    Kaiser, Wolfram

    Pages 15-37

  • Shaping European Development Policy? Socialist Parties as Mediators from the International to the European Level

    Salm, Christian

    Pages 38-58

  • Regulating Markets: Peak Business Associations and the Origins of European Competition Policy

    Bührer, Werner (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • Developing a ‘European Strategy’: Business Groups and Trade Policy-Making in the Kennedy Round

    Coppolaro, Lucia

    Pages 84-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Societal Actors in European Integration
Book Subtitle
Polity-Building and Policy-making 1958-1992
Authors
Editors
  • W. Kaiser
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01765-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137017659
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01764-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43715-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 275
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