Whither Europeanization? Concept stretching and substantive change

  title={Whither Europeanization? Concept stretching and substantive change},
  author={Claudio M. Radealli},
This paper discusses the concept of Europeanization in the light of recent research on the impact of the European Union politics and policy. Conceptual analysis is preliminary to empirical analysis. Accordingly, I examine the risk of ‘concept stretching’, discuss extension and intension of Europeanization, and propose a taxonomy to ‘unpack’ the concept and organize empirical research. The explanation of Europeanization is based on mechanisms and variables that need further exploration, but some… CONTINUE READING

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