Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kenneth Dyson and Klaus Goetz

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262955

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 28 September 2021

Justice and Home Affairs: Europeanization as a Government-Controlled Process

Justice and Home Affairs: Europeanization as a Government-Controlled Process

Chapter:
(p.309) 15 Justice and Home Affairs: Europeanization as a Government-Controlled Process
Source:
Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint
Author(s):

Jörg Monar

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.003.0015

This chapter examines both the ‘uploading’ and the ‘downloading’ dimensions of Europeanization in justice and home affairs. Germany has been quite active – and in some cases, such as Schengen and Europol – also relatively successful in trying to ‘upload’ domestic preferences and models to the European level. But Europeanization has remained very much a government-led process with hardly any impact on public opinion and society. The ‘downloading’ has been largely limited to selective legislative changes as a result of the growing EC/EU acquis, and to the increased involvement of administrative and law-enforcement agencies in the European co-operation procedures and structures. One of main reasons for this imbalance between the ‘uploading’ and ‘downloading’ dimensions of Europeanization is the limited interest of the political establishment in the Europeanization of internal security issues that are still considered as valuable national ‘vote winners’.

Keywords:   Europeanization, European integration, justice, home affairs

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.