Slovenian employment policy: 'soft' Europeanization by consensus

Tsakatika, M. (2012) Slovenian employment policy: 'soft' Europeanization by consensus. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(4), pp. 673-693. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2012.660765)

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Abstract

Slovenian employment policy was subject to ‘soft’ Europeanisation despite the lack of normative resonance between entrenched policy ideas and new policy ideas embedded in the European Union's Employment Strategy. The key mechanisms at work are shown to be voluntary policy transfer and diffusion, rather than strategic use of Europe by key domestic actors to bring about policy change. This article argues that normative resonance is not a necessary condition for ‘soft’ Europeanisation and highlights the importance of other domestic factors, such as norms of consensus-seeking and relative independence from international financial capital as mediating factors that can explain policy

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tsakatika, Dr Myrto
Authors: Tsakatika, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0966-8136
Published Online:08 May 2012

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