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Europeanization and the Southern Periphery : South European Society and Politics - Kevin Featherstone

Europeanization and the Southern Periphery

South European Society and Politics

By: Kevin Featherstone (Editor), George Kazamias (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9780714681283
Number Of Pages: 304

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Europe's southern periphery, where EU adaptation has been especially intense and sometimes difficult, provides particularly rich material for investigating "Europeanization." The region offers case studies of the EU impact on first and second-generation member states as well as current candidates for EU membership.
The European dynamic is also fundamental to understanding contemporary southern Europe. In recent decades EU membership, as reality or aspiration, has provided a central orientation for south European democracies, economies and societies. The EU's Single Market programme has enforced a series of market-liberalizing reforms on southern Europe. The onset of a single European currency has imposed a fiscal and monetary discipline on their economies. At the same time, the commitment to "cohesion" offers these states important sources of funding to upgrade their infrastructure.
"Europeanization" is a term increasingly used in the social sciences to describe the impact, convergence or response of politicians (and civil servants) and institutions in relation to the European Union. Its increasing currency is a symptom of the broadening and deepening of the European integration process at the turn of the century. Its usage implies a common understanding, yet it is applied in a variety of different ways. This volume explores the concept in a variety of different settings in order to clarify its meaning.

Biographical Notesp. vii
Editors' Notep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Europeanization and Domestic Structural Transformation
European Policy-making and the Machinery of the Italian Governmentp. 25
Europeanization and Italy: A Bottom-up Process?p. 47
The Europeanization of Greece: An Overall Assessmentp. 73
Multilevel Governance and Europeanization: The Case of Cataloniap. 95
The Transformation of the Portuguese Political System: European Regional Policy and Democratization in a Small EU Member Statep. 119
Cyprus and the Onset of Europeanization: Strategic Usage, Structural Transformation and Institutional Adaptationp. 141
Europeanization and Domestic Macro-Economic Policy Regimes
Managing the Spanish Economy within Europep. 165
Economic Adjustment and Financial Reform: Greece's Europeanization and the Emergence of a Stabilization Statep. 191
Europeanization and National Identity
Europeanisation and Convergence via Incomplete Contracts? The Case of Turkeyp. 217
Reluctant Europeans? European Intregation and the Transformation of Turkish Politicsp. 243
The Europeanization of Malta: Adaptation, Identity and Party Politicsp. 261
Abstractsp. 277
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780714681283
ISBN-10: 0714681288
Series: South European Society and Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1