Harmonizing Europe: Nation-States within the Common Market

Harmonizing Europe: Nation-States within the Common Market

by Francesco G. Duina
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791441784

ISBN-13: 9780791441787

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Analyzes factors that both drive and impede the establishment of transnational markets at the level of the nation state.

Harmonizing Europe analyzes factors that both drive and impede the establishment of transnational markets, such as the European Union (EU), NAFTA or MERCOSUR. The author argues that the fit between domestic institutions (namely, the legal

Overview

Analyzes factors that both drive and impede the establishment of transnational markets at the level of the nation state.

Harmonizing Europe analyzes factors that both drive and impede the establishment of transnational markets, such as the European Union (EU), NAFTA or MERCOSUR. The author argues that the fit between domestic institutions (namely, the legal and administrative legacies of nation states, and the organization of interest groups) and the rules and regulations of transnational markets determines the degree to which transnational markets find their way into member states and become reality. By turning to the EU and two of its directives (equal pay and air pollution), Duina explores the driving forces behind the implementation of such directives, the ability of institutional theory to explain political and social events, and the determining factors in the fate of environmental and gender policies in transnational markets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791441787
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
SUNY series in Global Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

Foreword
John A. Hall

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction: Harmonizing Europe with Directives

Part I. The Equal Pay Directive

Prologue: The Directive

2. The French Case: The Importance of the Policy Legacy

3. The Italian Case: Strong Union Representation

4. The British Case: The Weak Organization of Working Women

Part II. The Sulphur Dioxide and Suspended Particulates Directive

Prologue: The Directive

5. The Italian Case: An Unfavorable Policy Legacy

6. The British Case: Attempted Distortion of a Legacy

7. The Spanish Case: A Favorable, but Statist, Policy Legacy

8. Conclusion: The Future of a United Europe and Theoretical Considerations

Appendix

Notes

References

Index

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