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Managing Europe from Home: The Changing Face of European Policy-making Under Blair and Ahern

Scott James


As two of the longest-serving prime ministers in Europe, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern were in power during one of the most tumultuous periods of European integration. This book offers an insight into how they responded to the demands and opportunities of European Union (EU) membership at the national level. Drawing on extensive interviews with key figures, it explores how the two leaders sought to radically reshape the EU national policy-making process in the UK and Ireland in order to further their strategic policy agendas. The book therefore asks three key questions. How did the national EU p ... More

Keywords: prime ministers, Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, European integration, European Union, strategic policy agendas, national policy-making, reforms, Europeanisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085123
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott James, author