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Conceptual and methodological challenges in the study of European socialization
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Search within this journal: Peer Review Integrity About this Journal: Customer Feedback Forthcoming Articles Forthcoming Special Issues News & Offers Online Submissions Related Journals Related Websites General Information: Permissions Information Reprints Advert: Twitter logo - http://twitter.com/Routledge_AS CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN THE STUDY OF EUROPEAN SOCIALIZATION Author: Jan Beyers [ show biography ] Biography: Jan Beyers is Professor of Political Science at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and Visiting Professor at the University of Agder, Norway. Abstract Socialization is an important concept in contemporary empirical studies on European integration and politics. However, the existing empirical research differs substantially in terms of research design, operationalization and measurement as well as analytical categories. Yet, despite these divergences, some relevant conclusions can be drawn from this somewhat disparate literature, conclusions which nuance the view of the European arena as a key socialization site. This essay offers a critical assessment of the socialization literature and aims to identify some fruitful avenues for future research. It argues that socialization research faces conceptual and methodological challenges with regard to process-product ambiguity, the notion of internalization and the temporal nature of socialization processes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of European public policy. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
1350-1763
Volume/pages
17:6(2010), p. 911-922
ISI
000280634900009
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 20.05.2010
Last edited 20.06.2017
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