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Finland in the European Union - Tapio Raunio

Finland in the European Union

Paperback Published: 1st March 2003
ISBN: 9780714683096
Number Of Pages: 180

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With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined. Finland's elite pro-European consensus is discussed in terms of its geopolictical situation and economic dependence of western markets. Looking at the transformation of Finland from a semi-presidential system towards a normal parliamentary democracy and the way national integration policy is characterised by flexibility the book gives readers an insight into the political culture which is contributing to cooperative behaviour within the EU.

Tables and Illustrationsp. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xii
National Politics and European Integrationp. 1
Finland Joins the European Unionp. 21
Parties and Electionsp. 43
Parliamentp. 72
The Dual Executive: The Government and the Presidentp. 96
Finland's First Presidency of the European Unionp. 113
The Common Foreign and Security Policyp. 129
Conclusionp. 146
Referencesp. 158
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780714683096
ISBN-10: 0714683094
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 16.56  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1