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    Party family or nation state? The post-decisional politics of supranational socio-economic regulation

    Dimitrakopoulos, Dionyssis G. (2019) Party family or nation state? The post-decisional politics of supranational socio-economic regulation. Comparative European Politics 17 (3), pp. 317-337. ISSN 1472-4790.

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    Do parties matter in the course of the domestic implementation of policy that is made beyond the nation state? Based on within-country and cross-country comparisons and empirical evidence from the regulation of working time by governments of the Left and the Right in Britain and France, this article offers two insights. First, the partisan composition of government matters, in line with cleavage theory of party positioning on European integration but, second, the national context in which ruling parties implement that policy affects the scope of the validity of the partisan hypothesis. Thus it is argued that, far from ending domestic political contestation on the Left-Right axis, policy made beyond the frontiers of the state in the context of European integration and its concrete domestic manifestations are subject to it but in domestically-defined ways.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of the article. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): European Union, France, UK, Working Time Directive, implementation, transposition, employment legislation, health and safety
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 11:08
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:22


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