With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined.
Tapio Raunio is a professor of political science at Tampere University. He has written for some of the leading political science journals, including, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Legislative Studies and Party Politics. Teija Tiilkainen explores the areas of institutional structure of the EU, the external identity of the European Union and Finland's EU Membership through her role as research director at the Centre for European Studies. She has edited numerous international volumes within these fields.
National politics and European Union (EU); parties and elections; parliament the dual executive - the government and the president; Finland's first presidency of the European Union (EU); the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).