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Table 26.1 Summary of findings from the literature review 1) Summary of comprehensive comparative writings 2) Summary of theoretically-informed case studies of a small number of countries
Author(s) /focal pointsWallace 1973Pappas, ed. 1995Hanf and Soetendorp 1998Kassim et al. 2000Kassim et al. 2001Wessels et al. 2003Bulmer and Lequesne 2005Dimitrova and Toshkov 2007Kassim 2003Gärtner et al. 2011
Research focusHow the governments in EC-6 have responded to the integration process.The coordination mechanisms established in the member states in EU-12.How domestic political institutions in eight small member states and two non-member states have responded to the EU demands.The domestic structures and processes established to develop negotiations positions in ten member states.Structures and processes ...
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