From Europeanisation to Diffusion

Cover: West European Politics

Cover: West European Politics

Tanja A. Börzel, Thomas Risse – 2012

This special issue explores to what extent policies and institutions of the European Union spread across different contexts. Are the EU's attempts to transfer its policies and institutions to accession and neighbourhood countries sustainable and effective? To what degree do other regions of the world emulate the EU's institutional features; what are the mechanisms of, and scope conditions for, their diffusion? This introduction provides the conceptual framework of the special issue. First, it specifies EU-related institutional change as the ‘dependent variable’. Second, it discusses how Europeanisation research and diffusion studies relate to each other and can be fruitfully combined to identify processes and mechanisms by which ideas and institutions of the EU spread. Third, we introduce scope conditions which are likely to affect domestic (or regional) change in response to the promotion or emulation of EU ideas and institutions.

Title
From Europeanisation to Diffusion
Publisher
Routledge
Location
Oxon
Keywords
Europe, state, international organizations (IOs), Research Project B2, Research Project A1
Date
2012
Identifier
ISSN 0140-2382 (Print) ISSN 1743-9655 (Online)
Appeared in
Special Issue of West European Politics, 35 (1).
Language
eng
Type
Text