Research Design in European Studies: Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Hardcover | May 22, 2012

EditorTheofanis Exadaktylos, Claudio M. Radaelli

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A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

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A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

THEOFANIS EXADAKTYLOS Lecturer in European Politics, University of Surrey, UK. His research focuses on the Europeanization of national foreign policy and the impact of Enlargement on Greek and German foreign policy. He has worked extensively with Claudio M. Radaelli on various research projects, international conference papers and pee...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.94 × 5.65 × 0.95 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285317

ISBN - 13:9780230285316

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Table of Contents

Europeanization: The Challenge of Establishing Causality; C.M.Radaelli
Looking for Causality in the Literature on Europeanization; T.Exadaktylos & C.M.Radaelli
Causality in Quantitative Approaches; A.E.Töller
Europeanization: A Critical Realist Perspective; I.Bache, S.Bulmer & D.Gunay
Discursive Institutional Analytical Strategies; K.Lynggaard
Beyond Non-compliance with Legal Norms; S.Saurugger
Delayed Europeanization: Multiple Hypotheses and Small Number of Cases; D.Panke
The Europeanization of Healthcare: Processes and Factors; D.S.Martinsen
How Cities Encounter Europe: Mechanisms and Modes; S.Dossi
Understanding Causality and Change in Party Politics; R.Ladrech
Europeanization of Foreign Policy outside the Common Foreign and Security Policy; T.Exadaktylos
Rival Hypotheses: Comparing the Roles of the EU and Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization in Good Governance Reforms; S.Ladi
Being Clear Enough to be Wrong: Europeanization Refuted and Defended; K.Moumoutzis
Lessons Learned: Beyond Causality; C.M.Radaelli & T.Exadaktylos



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"This edited volume addresses a broad variety of methodological challenges we may encounter when doing research on Europeanization. It is a welcome addition to the growing literature on both social science methods and Europeanization as the various contributions not only discuss the difficulties in establishing causality in a complex word, they also shed light on different strategies among which students of Europeanization may choose to master these challenges." - Tanja A. Börzel, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Center for European Integration, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany "Europeanization is a major preoccupation for scholars, policymakers, and citizens. This book wrestles with the question of causal inference implied in all claims about Europeanization, namely, how can one prove that the EU causes change in behavior on the part of member states or citizens of those states? A broad range of tools for causal analysis are laid out and their utility assessed, with a wealth of examples. This is important reading."- John Gerring, Professor of Political Science, Boston University, USA and author of Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework, 2nd edition (2012) "The most crucial issue of Europeanization is the veracity of its methodology. This is, therefore, a very timely and informative volume that addresses this agenda in an accessible and broadly-based manner. It will be core reading for scholars and students alike."- Kevin Featherstone, Chair of Contemporary Greek Studies and the Director of the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK