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Evolutionary Dynamics in Internal Market Regulation in the European Union

Abstract : The chapter shows how European internal market regulation expanded and was transformed from a limited and often non-binding set of policies to an integrated and wide-ranging framework. Incremental but profound change was possible because critical junctures, in particular judgments by the European Court of Justice, allowed the European Commission and its allies to advance new policy proposals with new default positions. This affected the preferences of major member states, created new coalitions, and also led to the emergence of new actors. Feedback loops reinforced the orientation of previous agreements and created changes that most observers would have qualified as impossible three or four decades earlier.
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Cornelia Woll, Mark Thatcher. Evolutionary Dynamics in Internal Market Regulation in the European Union. Orfeo Fioretos; Tulia G Falleti; Adam Sheingate. The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, Oxford University Press, pp.504 - 516, 2016, 9780199662814. ⟨hal-02400635⟩

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