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Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Kenneth Dyson and Klaus Goetz


The process of European integration is marked both by continued deepening and widening, and by growing evidence of domestic disquiet and dissent. Against this background, this book examines three key themes: the challenge to the power of member states – as subjects of European integration – to determine the course of the integrationist project and to shape European public policies; the constraints in the domestic political arena experienced by member states as objects of European integration; and the contestation over both the ‘constitutive politics of the EU’ and specific policy choices. Thes ... More

Keywords: European integration, member states, public policies, domestic politics, European Union, Germany, power, constraint, contestation, Europeanization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262955
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Dyson, editor
Visiting Professor, Centre for European Studies, University of Bradford; Fellow of the British Academy

Klaus Goetz, editor
Senior Lecturer in German, Department of Government, London School of Economics

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Part I Understanding Europeanization

Part II Europeanization of the German Polity

Part III Europeanization of German Politics

Part IV Europeanization of Public Policies

12 Electricity and Telecommunications: Fit for the European Union?


Part V Europeanization Compared