A case of partial convergence: the Europeanization of central government in Central and Eastern Europe

Meyer-Sahling, Jan-Hinrik and Van Stolk, Christian (2015) A case of partial convergence: the Europeanization of central government in Central and Eastern Europe. Public Administration, 93 (1). pp. 230-247. ISSN 0033-3298

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This article compares the Europeanization of central government in four Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs): Estonia, Latvia, Poland, and Slovakia. Using a largeNsurvey of ministerial civil servants, it finds that the Europeanization of central government is characterized by partial convergence. The scope of Europeanization is large and similar among CEECs, reaching widely and deeply into government ministries. Moreover, patterns of Europeanization are similar among CEECs: the same ministries form the ‘inner core’ and ‘outer circle’ of Europeanized ministries; only a small proportion of civil servants work full-time on EU issues and routinely engage in activities that ‘project’ national policies at EU level. Compared to old member states, patterns of Europeanization show signs of convergence, while the scope of Europeanization is larger in CEECs.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: MEYER-SAHLING, J.-H. and VAN STOLK, C. (2015), A CASE OF PARTIAL CONVERGENCE: THE EUROPEANIZATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE. Public Admin, 93: 230–247. doi:10.1111/padm.12122, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/padm.12122/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12122
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 15:33
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35759

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