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Europeanising devolution: Wales and the European Union

Cole, Alistair Mark and Palmer, Rosanne 2011. Europeanising devolution: Wales and the European Union. British Politics 6 (3) , pp. 379-396. 10.1057/bp.2011.17

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Abstract

On the basis of extensive new empirical evidence, this article offers an assessment of how post-devolution Wales has determined the strategies employed in attempts to engage with, and influence, EU policy-making processes. The primary focus of the article is on domestic political capacity construction, rather than specifically about the impact of European integration on devolved politics (although the two are closely intertwined). What does the involvement of Wales in the European Union tell us about the nature of devolved government in Wales, and, more broadly, the management of the United Kingdom's European policy post-devolution? Addressing broader concerns with multi-level governance, the article proposes a framework based on political capacity building as a novel way for capturing how regional authorities seek to negotiate a position for themselves between the competing pressures of centralisation and decentralisation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wales; devolution; European Union; paradiplomacy; political capacity; Europe
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1746-918X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/18740

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