The Irish Labour Party: The Advantages, Disadvantages and Irrelevance of Europeanization?

Holmes, Michael (2009) The Irish Labour Party: The Advantages, Disadvantages and Irrelevance of Europeanization? Irish Political Studies, 24 (4). pp. 527-541. ISSN 0790-7184

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Abstract

This article seeks to develop an understanding of the parameters of Europeanization when applied to political parties, and aims to modify and enhance some of the existing approaches. It does so on the basis of a case study examination of the Irish Labour Party, which, it is argued, provides an excellent example of the Europeanization of a political party, as well as bringing to light certain interesting additional features relating to this phenomenon. Examination of the Labour Party suggests that some aspects of Europeanization are more powerful than others and can even act as catalysts for further, deeper Europeanization. It also demonstrates that Europeanization not only directly affects actors such as political parties but it can also have an indirect impact through their subsequent activity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 13:40
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/313

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