Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-making 1958-1992.

Nature :Livre

Auteur(s)Wolfram Kaiser

Directeur de l'ouvrageJan-Henrik Meyer

TitreSocietal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-making 1958-1992.

Maison d'éditionPalgrave Macmillan



In this volume an international cast of contributors analyze and discuss the role of societal actors in European integration from the creation of the present-day European Union in 1958 to the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Based throughout on newly accessible sources the authors discuss a variety of societal actors from political parties to business groups and civil society organizations demonstrating the scope and limits of their role in European polity-building and policy-making before the Maastricht Treaty, with an outlook on the period since then. This is an important text for students and Scholars of European Studies, European Union Politics and Contemporary History.


1. Beyond Governments and Supranational Institutions: Societal Actors in European Integration

Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer

2. Europeanization of Christian Democracy? Negotiating Organization, Enlargement, Policy and Allegiance in the European People’s Party
Wolfram Kaiser

3. Shaping European Development Policy? Socialist Parties as Mediators from the International to the European Level

Christian Salm

4. Regulating Markets: Peak Business Associations and the Origins of European Competition Policy

Werner Bührer and Laurent Warlouzet

5. Developing a ‘European strategy’: Business Groups and Trade Policy-making in the Kennedy Round

Lucia Coppolaro

6. Preventing Reform: Farm Interest Groups and the Common Agricultural Policy

Carine Germond

7. From Development Business to Civil Society? Societal Actors in Development Cooperation
Martin Rempe

8. Demanding Democracy in the Workplace: The European Trade Union Confederation and the Struggle to Regulate Multinationals

Francesco Petrini

9. Establishing a Constitutional Practice: The Role of the European Law Associations

Morten Rasmussen

10. Challenging the Atomic Community: The European Environmental Bureau and the Europeanization of Anti-Nuclear Protest

Jan-Henrik Meyer

11. Beyond Maastricht: Societal Actors in European Integration since 1992

Karen Heard-Lauréote

12. Polity-Building and Policy-Making: Societal Actors in European Integration

Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer


Wolfram Kaiser is Professor of European Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK, and Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Jan-Henrik Meyer is Postdoc at Aarhus University, Denmark and Carson Fellow at the Rachel-Carson-Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

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