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By Scott James

As of the longest serving leading ministers in Europe, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern have been in energy in the course of some of the most tumultuous sessions of eu integration. This booklet bargains a special and interesting perception into how they spoke back to the calls for and possibilities of ecu Union club on the nationwide point. Drawing on wide interviews with key figures, it explores how the 2 leaders sought to extensively reshape the european coverage making procedure within the united kingdom and eire which will additional their strategic coverage agendas. It for this reason asks 3 key questions. How did the nationwide european coverage method swap among 1997 and 2007? To what quantity did the united kingdom and Irish coverage strategies converge or diverge? Did the reforms increase the projection of nationwide policy?

These vital empirical and comparative questions are on the topic of broader theoretical and conceptual debates touching on Europeanisation. by way of using hugely leading edge conceptual and analytical frameworks, the booklet considers what those reforms let us know concerning the nature of the ‘EU impact’ in several member states. Do governments easily comply with EU-level pressures for switch or attempt to adapt strategically so one can maximise their impact? Are the alterations caused by political corporation or do they derive from longer-term structural advancements in Brussels? those well timed questions can be of serious curiosity to either scholars and teachers of eu, British and Irish politics, coverage practitioners inside of executive, in addition to someone fascinated about realizing the politics and rules that outlined those influential top ministers.

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