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Author James, Scott.

Title Managing Europe from Home : The changing face of European policy-making under Blair and Ahern
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series European Policy Studies
European policy studies.
Contents Copyright; Contents; Boxes, figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introducing the study; 2. Setting the scene: the politics of Europe in the Uk and Ireland; Part 1 Conceptualising the Eu effect; 3. The 'strategic-projection' model of Europeanisation; 4. Analysing the national Eu policyprocess; Part 2 Adapting to Europe; 5. Mapping the network: strategic agendas and codes of conduct; 6. Vertical networking: redistributing strategic resources; 7. Horizontal networking: reconfiguring coordination; Part Iii Explaining adaptation
8. Singing from the same hymn sheet? Evaluating adaptation strategy9. Structure or agency? Measuring the Eu effect; 10. Conclusion; References; Index
Summary As two of the longest serving prime ministers in Europe, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern were in power during one of the most tumultuous periods of European integration. This book offers a unique and fascinating insight into how they responded to the demands and opportunities of European Union membership at the national level. Drawing on extensive interviews with key figures, it explores how the two leaders sought to radically reshape the EU policy making process in the UK and Ireland in order to further their strategic policy agendas. It therefore asks three key questions. How did the national EU
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Blair, Tony, 1953-
Ahern, Bertie, 1951-
Policy sciences.
Europe -- Economic integration -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1997-2007.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781847794239