Publication
Title
At a snail's pace : on the limited Europeanization of domestic consultation practices
Author
Abstract
Consultation of major interest groups is a widespread administrative practice in many EU member states. To date it is unclear, however, how advancing European integration influences domestic consultation practices. This article examines the impact of European integration on domestic consultation practices by conceptualizing how the underlying rationales of governmentinterest group interactions and the level of involvement of interest groups are affected by European integration. The study draws on original survey data on senior civil servants in Britain and the Netherlands to empirically examine these effects. European integration is related in a limited way to domestic consultation practices, both in Britain and the Netherlands. This small but significant effect is mostly observed during the process of domestic preference formulation in EU-level policy making. Our findings suggest that intra-organizational processes, for example organizational routines and task-specialization, potentially play a greater role than has thus far been appreciated in Europeanization studies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Public administration / Royal Institute of Public Administration [London] - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0033-3298
Volume/pages
91:3(2013), p. 763-781
ISI
000325087300015
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 19.07.2013
Last edited 11.07.2017
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