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The Europeanisation of Whitehall
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The Europeanisation of Whitehall: UK Central Government and the European Union

Simon Bulmer and Martin Burch

Abstract

It is some thirty-five years since the United Kingdom joined what is now called the European Union. What has been the impact of the EU on UK central government? Has it been transformed or merely adapted to new pressures and requirements? This book explores the ‘Europeanisation’ of the work of civil servants and ministers and how they engage with the EU. Drawing on fresh empirical evidence—including interviews with over 200 serving and retired officials and ministers—it offers a comprehensive analysis of the spreading impact of European integration across government. The study is placed in the ... More

Keywords: UK central government, European Union, Europeanisation, civil servants, ministers, European integration, political divisions, Macmillan government, European Communities, Tony Blair

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719055157
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719055157.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Bulmer, author

Martin Burch, author