European Union Member States in Cross-National Analyses: The Dangers of Neglecting Supranational Policymaking

  title={European Union Member States in Cross-National Analyses: The Dangers of Neglecting Supranational Policymaking},
  author={Joel P. Weinberg},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
  • J. Weinberg
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Economics
  • International Studies Quarterly
Many empirical models make assumptions about the primacy of domestic politics that fail to accommodate new trends in supranational policy making. Scholars now acknowledge that national political decisions often depend on other countries, international institutions, or global economic conditions. More interestingly, many sovereign countries have either lost or purposely delegated away policy autonomy to supranational institutions. For example, fixed exchange rates, regional trade agreements, and… Expand
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