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The Politics of European Union Domestic Order
The politics of European Union domestic order
Introduction

For a policy field such as internal security where the ‘touch of stateness’ has been particularly profound, the development of an EU politics of domestic order is a remarkable development (Weiler 1999: 270). This chapter looks at explanations for why, when, and how these developments occurred and at some of the key ideas that have underpinned this relatively new area for EU studies. Since the 1980s there has been ‘a disjointed incrementalism par excellence (Lavenex and Wallace 2005: 465) culminating with attempts to realize the ‘big idea’ of the Amsterdam Treaty, which was the creation of an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). The rationale for action in the areas of ...

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