The Member States of the European Union combines an analysis of individual EU member states with the effects of Europeanization on domestic institutions and policies. Examining both sides of this crucial relationship, it is the best guide to EU member state relations available. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to take in the latest round of EU enlargement and includes chapters on eight member states from different geographical regions and dates of accession. These are followed by seven thematic chapters on the Europeanization of structures, actors, and processes within the EU 27. Each chapter is written by an international expert in an accessible and engaging way. It is the ideal text for all those with an interest in the member states of the European Union and how they work together.
1. The European Union and its Member States: An Overview
PART 1 ANALYSIS
2. Europeanization: Concept, Theory and Methods
PART 2 THE MEMBER STATES
3. Genuine Europeanization or Monnet for Nothing?
4. Germany: In Search of a New Balance
5. The United Kingdom: Towards Isolation and a Parting of the Ways?
6. Spain: Modernization through Europeanization
7. Sweden: From Scepticism to Pragmatic Support
8. Poland: An Awkward Partner Redeemed
9. Estonia: Excelling at Self-Exertion
10. Romania: Uneven Europeanization
11. Contrasting States of Europeanization
PART 3 EUROPEANIZATION
12. Europeanization and Member State Institutions
13. Europeanization and Political Parties
14. The Europeanization of Interest Groups and Social Movements
15. The Europeanization of Member State Policy
16. Europeanization and Sub-national Authorities
17. The Europeanization of National Economies