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Europeanisation and its Limits: The Case of Sweden
Södertörn University, Avdelning 1, Political science. Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
1999 (English)In: Journal of International Relations and Development, ISSN 1408-6980, E-ISSN 1581-1980, Vol. 2, no 3, 169-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the Europeanisation of Sweden and combines theoretical and empirical aims by seeking to draw out wider implications from this particular case with regard to the impact and limits of Europeanisation. An analytical framework is established in which the terms of Europeanisation and the domestic politics approach are defined and analysed. A distinction is made between dimensions of Europeanisation. The article also calls for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Europeanisation to understand its multifaceted nature. It is shown that Sweden has in many ways been affected by processes of Europeanisation, but also that there are certain limits to this development. Public opinion and intra-party factionalism, endogenous factors, impose constraints on the freedom of action of policymakers. In conclusion, it is suggested that a cognitive and spatial separation and cultural differences are the most important limits to the further Europeanisation of Sweden.

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1999. Vol. 2, no 3, 169-186 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21527ScopusID: 0032870107OAI: diva2:690717
Available from: 2014-01-24 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

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