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Reference: Campbell, Carolyn (Carolyn Margaret), (1999). The impact of association with the EU on domestic industrial policy making. DPhil. University of Oxford.Citable link to this page:

 

The impact of association with the EU on domestic industrial policy making Subtitle: The case of Poland, 1990-1995

Abstract: This thesis is a case study of the effects of association with the EU ondomestic industrial policy making in Poland during 1990-1995 from a liberalintergovernmentalist perspective, showing how association affected the industrialpolicy-making autonomy of the Government in relation to other domestic actors intwo ways. First, because domestic interests were weak and divided in transition-eraPoland, the EU provided political leaders with a sharper focus and allowed them toconsolidate domestic support for government industrial policy initiatives. Second,where domestic opposition arose, association helped political leaders to overcome itby giving industrial policy initiatives greater legitimacy and allowing them to beportrayed as mandatory for EU membership. The manner in which theGovernment handled domestic pressure for intervention from state enterprisesseeking to avoid painful adjustments and restructuring during the transition offers aprime test of the effects of EU association on industrial policy-making autonomy.In most areas, the pro-market, pro-competition policies mandated by EUassociation were incompatible with the nature and level of governmentalinvolvement in industry under socialism, requiring an end to state subsidies and otherforms of discretionary support enjoyed by state enterprises for nearly four decades.Incorporating case studies of the steel and textiles sectors, this thesis illustrates howin the context of transition, the Government's commitment to EU association wasstronger than for other recent EU members and ensured that the Government woulddeviate from the course charted in the Association Agreement only in cases ofintense domestic pressure, and even then only temporarily. Accordingly, in a newtwist to liberal intergovernmentalism, Poland's transitional domestic situationcoupled with the country's enduring commitment to eventual EU membershipensured that the effects of association on policy-making autonomy were morepronounced in Poland than in existing member states.

Type of Award:DPhil Level of Award:Doctoral Awarding Institution: University of Oxford Notes:The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard PolonskyNotes:Some copyrighted material have been removed from the downloadable file. To view the full thesis please contact the ORA team.

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Issue Date: 1999Identifiers

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Language: eng Subjects: Poland Europe European Union countries 1990- Industrial policy Economic integration Relations Economic policy Tiny URL: td:602330281

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Autor: Campbell, Carolyn Carolyn Margaret - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultyFaculty of Social Studies - - - - Bibliographic Detai

Fuente: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:51fa56c3-5e4c-4cfc-ad8e-f0073dd8063d



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