Publication
Title
The European rescue of the federal state: how Europeanisation shapes the Belgian state
Author
Abstract
This article investigates the impact of European integration on the Belgian federal polity. In particular, we substantiate two propositions. First, we show that European integration stimulates Regions, Communities and central government to cooperate. Second, Europe prevents the central government level from disappearing. Europeanisation seems to have a centralising effect on some parts of the Belgian polity. In general, the constitutionally dual nature of the Belgian federation has, due to European influences, incrementally evolved into a practice of cooperation and joint decision-making. These conclusions are supported by an in-depth exploration of five policy areas: the overall domestic European coordination procedures, environmental policy, agricultural policy, social policy and the European treaty negotiations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
West European politics. - London, 1978, currens
Publication
London : 2006
ISSN
0140-2382 [print]
1743-9655 [online]
Volume/pages
29:5(2006), p. 1057-1078
ISI
000242852600011
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Last edited 14.05.2017
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