Europeanization and the inclusive strategies of executive actors

Fischer, Manuel; Sciarini, Pascal (2013). Europeanization and the inclusive strategies of executive actors. Journal of European public policy, 20(10), pp. 1482-1498. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13501763.2013.781800

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In Europeanized policy domains, executive actors are considered especially powerful because they are directly responsible for international negotiations. However, in order to avoid failing in the ratification process, they are also highly dependent on the support of domestic, non-state actors. We argue that in Europeanized decision-making processes, state actors are not passively lobbied, but actively seek collaboration with - and support from - domestic actors. We apply stochastic actor-based modelling for network dynamics to collaboration data on two successive bilateral agreements on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the European Union (EU). Results confirm our hypotheses that state actors are not passively lobbied, but actively look for collaboration with other actors, and especially with potential veto players and euro-sceptical actors from both the conservative Right and the Left.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Fischer, Manuel

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1350-1763

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeremy Simeon Trottmann

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2016 10:30

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2016 10:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13501763.2013.781800

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82807

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82807

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