Evaluating the forces of interstitial institutional change
West European politics, 2007, 30, 2, 405-415
FARRELL, Henry, HERITIER, Adrienne, Evaluating the forces of interstitial institutional change, West European politics, 2007, 30, 2, 405-415 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/17430
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The articles in this volume provide evidence supporting the claim that organisational actors within the EU do engage in contestation over competences over a wide variety of legislative and policy-making procedures. Far from defining EU politics, treaty texts are only their beginning. The articles also provide evidence that informal changes may be translated into treaty change at a later date, although the evidence for this is more mixed. The various authors seek to take our initial arguments as a starting point to build on and point to important ways in which these arguments can be amended or extended. Nonetheless, it is clear that closer attention to processes of contestation and of interstitial change holds great promise as an approach to the understanding of EU politics.
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Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/01402380701239962
Keyword(s): European studies Area studies Institutional change Political sociology Political institutions European Union Political change Political reform Policy analysis Europe
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