Fifteen into One? by Wolfgang Wessels
The European Union and the roles of Member states is one of the major topics of political debate and academic discourse. Not merely the evolution of the political system in Brussels but also the developments within the individual Member States and between the different levels of multi-actor and multi-tiered governance promise new heights. This book provides a country-by-country analysis of how European policy is made and applied in the Member States. Its central focus is the involvement of national institutions and non-state actors interact and fit into the Union's system? The contributors present portraits of European policy-making in the member states in the 1990s. They show how Member States have adapted their insitutional structures in different ways to European integration, especially since the Maastricht Treaty. The editors argue that the extent and intensity of insitutional interaction between the EU and its member states have led to a "system of institutional fusion". This book is a comprehensive study of European policy-making at the national level. It provides scholars of integration studies and comparative polities with an insight in the European integration process in the member states.