While the EU is still enlarging its membership and range of actions, the current stalemate of the integration project is pushing the ‘ontological’ question about the nature of the common Europe again at the top of both the political and the research agendas. This paper aims at contributing to the debate and enhancing the comprehension of the ‘supranational beast’ from a policy perspective. The focus hence is shifted on implementation and policy frameworks, and the field of analysis widened to cover the institutional transformations occurred within the administrative dimension both at the national and supranational levels in the last decades. From this perspective, previous findings are revisited to account for the new meaning of the common Europe after the Single European Act, the complexity of the current institutional architecture, and the reasons beneath the stalemate. Finally, the approach is translated into research hypotheses about integration and viable strategies for sustaining it beneath and beyond the usual ‘hard’ institutional re-engineering.
|Titolo:||Changing Tools to Catch the Beast|
DAMONTE, ALESSIA (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||18-mag-2007|
|Parole Chiave:||European Union ; integration ; policy-making ; frames|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Citazione:||Changing Tools to Catch the Beast / A. Damonte. ((Intervento presentato al 10. convegno Conferenza Biennale della European Union Studies Association tenutosi a Montreal nel 2007.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|