Single Case Study on Germany’s decision‐making concerning the transfer of competencies to the European level in the area of asylum and refugee policy

Kücük, Esra (2009) Single Case Study on Germany’s decision‐making concerning the transfer of competencies to the European level in the area of asylum and refugee policy.

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Abstract:My research topic is located in the area of European Integration studies. The phenomenon of European integration has been examined by a great number of scientists (Haas 1961, Moravcsik 1993, Wiener/Diez 2004, Peterson 2001, Pollack 2001, Sandholz 1996, Hoffmann 1966). There seems little doubt that scientific interest in the European Union (EU) is increasing (Peterson 2001). Many of them tried to explain the reasons for and backgrounds of this process, as the willingness of national governments to voluntarily give up competencies in certain areas represents a major historical change in European history. Why national states act in this manner employs the European integration discourse already since the 1950s. Some authors underline in this context the relevant connection between national governments and domestic actors1 with regards to the European integration process. On the one hand there are studies examining the way domestic politics influence policy‐making at the EU level (such as Bulmer 1983; Moravcsik 1993). On the other hand there are studies examining the way EU politics influence the domestic politics of its member states (Smith 2000). I decided to focus in the present paper on the former possibility and examine how domestic politics influence policy making at the EU level. But in this field I will only examine the influence of domestic politics on national governments in the question of competence transfer from the national to the EU level.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies MSc (69303)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60356
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