By Christoph Knill

A fresh research of coverage convergences throughout countries, which identifies their key driving forces.


To what quantity and during which course will we empirically detect a convergence of nationwide regulations? during which components and for which styles of coverage is convergence roughly suggested? this article addresses those significant questions with readability and rigour.


With turning out to be fiscal and institutional interlinkages among kingdom states, it is usually assumed that there's an total development in the direction of more and more related regulations throughout international locations. Comparative examine at the family effect of globalization and eu integration, although, finds that coverage convergence can hardly ever be regarded as a dominant and uniform tendency which might be taken without any consideration. even supposing a couple of components were recommended as a way to account for the fairly combined empirical photo, we nonetheless have constrained wisdom in regards to the motives and stipulations of cross-national coverage convergence. specifically, the crucial mechanisms and stipulations affecting either measure and point of cross-national coverage convergence are but no longer good understood.


This booklet can be of significant curiosity to all scholars and students of the ecu Union, eu politics, and overseas relations. This is a distinct factor of the leading magazine of eu Public Policy.

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