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Is British politics undergoing a process of Europeanisation Almost every aspect of UK politics and policy-making is affected by the EU in some manner I shall examine the concept of Europeanisation and the different definitions that academics have attributed to this phrase My discussions will then focus on areas of UK politics that have been significantly impacted by the EU such as policy-making the judicial system and devolution and those which have been subjected to its influences to a lesser extent Europeanisation defined It has been argued by Buller and Gamble that academics have been overly hasty in deciding what Europeanisation is and thus endangering the discussions on this subject with confusion and perhaps even impeding its theoretical progression Kassim 2000 observed that Europeanisation is an essentially contested concept exemplified by Buller and Gambles rejection of the five current usages of the term In brief the different conceptions are 1The process of European-level institutionalisation ie development of institutions of governance at the European level 2The domestic impact of these institutions 3The export of European forms of political organization and governance beyond Europe 4The territorial expansion of Europes or the EUs borders known as enlargement 5The achievement of the political unification of Europe as a political ambition and the strengthening of European integration How does the term Europeanisation differ from European integration This is a complex theoretical debate without a definite answer My personal opinion is that European integration focuses on the process of institution building and political integration at the European level more so whereas the phrase Europeanisation is more all encompassing and is used to analyse the dynamics of European integration how it occurs and more importantly how it impacts on the domestic politics of member states Some academics believe that the two definitions are interchangeable and the term Europeanisation should be scrapped so as to avoid further conceptual confusion I think all the five definitions have some
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