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dc.contributor.authorVassallo, Mario Thomas-
dc.contributor.editorPace, Roderick-
dc.identifier.citationVassallo, M. T. (2015). The Europeanisation of Maltese interest groups: a comparative study after the first decade of EU membership. Reflections of a Decade of EU Membership: Expectations, Achievements, Disappointments and the Future Occasional Papers, 5, 1-31.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe most recognisable and researched impact of Europeanisation is upon government structures, processes and policies. However the study of its effects on domestic interest groups is still in its infancy stage. This article addresses such a gap in academic literature by examining to what extent interest groups are being exposed and influenced by European values and style of governance. Furthermore it also seeks to identify the typology of the enablers of change that are at play. Essentially, the article adopts a comparative and empirical case study approach, making use of mixed methodology, to investigate the complexity of the core issue from the Maltese and Irish perspective, as two small island member states at the periphery of an integrated continent. Findings confirm that interest groups in Malta and the Republic of Ireland are undergoing through a process of domestic change due to Europeanisation, yet their gradual transformation is being marshalled by differing logics of change.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Institute for European Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReflections of a Decade of EU Membership: Expectations, Achievements, Disappointments and the Future Occasional Papers;05/2015-
dc.subjectEuropean Union -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectMalta -- Politics and governmenten_GB
dc.subjectIreland -- Politics and governmenten_GB
dc.titleThe Europeanisation of Maltese interest groups : a comparative study after the first decade of EU membershipen_GB
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dc.contributor.corpauthorUniversity of Malta. Institute for European Studiesen_GB
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