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(p. 31) 2. Europeanization: Concept, Theory, and Methods 

(p. 31) 2. Europeanization: Concept, Theory, and Methods
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(p. 31) 2. Europeanization: Concept, Theory, and Methods
Author(s):

Paolo R. Graziano

and Maarten P. Vink

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0002
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date: 28 November 2020

This chapter explores a number of fundamental issues that arise when studying Europeanization. It first explains what Europeanization is and what it is not, why some parts of political life seem more affected by the process of European integration than others, and how to interpret variation between member states of the European Union. It then considers the theoretical debates about the relevance of Europeanization, focusing on new institutionalism, goodness of fit, mediating factors, and domestic compliance. It also provides examples of Europeanization studies and shows how to design a good Europeanization study. Aside from Europeanization, the chapter examines public opinion and parties, political institutions and governance, and public policy, along with methodological issues such as operationalization, the use of counterfactuals, and different qualitative, quantitative, and mixed approaches.

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