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National Party Politics in an integrating Europe? The Europeanization of Social Democrats in France and Germany between 1997 and 2001

von Ron Böhler (Autor)

Hausarbeit (Hauptseminar) 2010 19 Seiten

Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: Westeuropa

Zusammenfassung

The aim of this paper is to analyze the change and adaptation that occurred in the French “Parti Socialiste” (PS) and the German “Social Democratic Party” (SPD) during their common time of representation in government. The research question – “Does the Europeanization of national political parties in government do inevitably lead to similar adaptation processes?” – is thus targeted on the internal party processes caused by the external effects of European integration. The variables that explain these modifying processes are further elaborated under point 4 of this paper.

By the end of the 20th century thirteen out of fifteen European governments were led by Social Democrats or coalitions with social democratic participation. These parties do not longer operate only in their familiar domestic environment – they are affected by European Union politics and thus growing adaptational pressures and shifting opportunity structures. The impact might be the same, but the outcome of respective modifications varies as this comparative study of the Europeanization of the German SPD and the French Parti Socialiste in the period of their participation in government between 1997 and 2001 shows.

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Seiten
19
Jahr
2010
ISBN (eBook)
9783668538504
ISBN (Buch)
9783668538511
Dateigröße
639 KB
Sprache
Deutsch
Katalognummer
v376508
Institution / Hochschule
Freie Universität Berlin
Note
1.3
Schlagworte
National Politics Europe EU Europeanization Social Democrats France Germany Parti Socialiste Social Democratic Party

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  • Ron Böhler (Autor)

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Titel: National Party Politics in an integrating Europe? The Europeanization of Social Democrats in France and Germany between 1997 and 2001