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European Integration and State Structures: What Connections?

Dardanelli, Paolo (2021) European Integration and State Structures: What Connections? In: Dardanelli, Paolo and Mazzoleni, Oscar, eds. Switzerland-EU Relations - Lessons for the UK after Brexit? Dealing with Europe . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 78-89. ISBN 978-0-367-48205-3. E-ISBN 978-1-00-303871-9. (doi:10.4324/9781003038719-7) (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:87267)

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Abstract

The chapter analyses the impact that Switzerland’s experience of “integration without membership” has had on the country’s federal system. It argues that integration via the bilateral agreements has exacerbated the centralisation trend already at play at the domestic level and thus put Swiss federalism under pressure. A range of counter-measures have been adopted, however, which have enabled the country to manage those pressures reasonably successfully. Noting that integration has mainly had the opposite effect in the UK, a centrifugal one, the chapter argues that the policy response called for is nonetheless a similar one: the need to strengthen

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781003038719-7
Uncontrolled keywords: Switzerland, EU, European Union, UK, United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, cantons, federalism, devolution, state structures, centralisation, centralization, decentralisation, decentralization
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 16:42 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 10:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/87267 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dardanelli, Paolo: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1986-1604
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