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Jack Hayward and Anand Menon

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250154.001.0001

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The Changing European State: Pressures from Within

The Changing European State: Pressures from Within

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(p.380) 22 The Changing European State: Pressures from Within
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Governing Europe
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Patrick Le Galés

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199250154.003.0022

This chapter deals with bottom up pressures on the state. It focuses on the challenges that cities and regions are posing to the nation state in Western Europe, rather than on the rise of ‘meso–government’ in Europe. It analyses three sets of pressures (the fragmentation of the public policy process; the competition for resources (finance) and the threat of impoverishment; and the legitimacy of the nation state – the deregulation of identity structuring), and the role that they play in the transformation of the state.

Keywords:   change in the European state, competition for finance, competition for resources, deregulation, Europe, European nation states, fragmentation of the state, impoverishment, legitimacy, nation state, pressures on the state, public policy process, Western Europe

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