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European Integration, Party Strategies, and State Restructuring: a Comparative Analysis

Dardanelli, Paolo (2014) European Integration, Party Strategies, and State Restructuring: a Comparative Analysis. European Political Science Review, 6 (2). pp. 213-236. ISSN 1755-7739. (doi:10.1017/S1755773913000076) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:33990)

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Abstract

To what extent and in what way does European integration fuel state restructuring?

literature suggests a positive link between the two, previous empirical studies have

proposition, centred on the role of party strategies as a causal mechanism, analysed

Wallonia (Belgium), Lombardy and Sicily (Italy), Catalonia and Andalusia (Spain), and

critical junctures connecting integration and state restructuring. It analyses the degree to

conditions have been necessary and/or sufficient to that outcome. The analysis has been

results emerge: (1) overall, parties have generally exploited ‘Europe’ in connection with

intense and intimately linked to strategic turning points; (2) ‘Europe’ has overwhelmingly

regional parties with a secessionist position and positive attitude to the EU; (4) ‘use of

increased over time but is not a linear product of integration, a sharp drop can be

integration can indeed exercise causal influence upon state restructuring via party

strategies but that this is highly contingent on the complex interaction of multiple factors.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1755773913000076
Uncontrolled keywords: European integration, European Union, Europe, parties, party competition, state restructuring, devolution, regions, regionalism, federation, federalism, federal state
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Federal Studies
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 15:19 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 03:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33990 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dardanelli, Paolo: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1986-1604
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