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Organized Interests and the European Community

Organized Interests and the European Community

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November 1992 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"The book certainly captures some of the variety of political behavior and outcomes....the substantive chapters provide, respectively, an excellent discussion of the literature and a series of conclusions drawn from the case studies....a must for acquisition by university and similar libraries." --Political Studies Association The drive to create a single European market, the internationalization of markets and policies, has demonstrated the vital role of organized interests. Often overlooked, interest groups are shown in this volume to be integral partners with the processes of economic and political internationalization. At the heart of this process is a recognition of two factors: first, that interest associations are but one among many mechanisms of governance; and secondly, that interest associations are themselves diverse in levels, domains, territories, and the size of their operations. The aim of the authors is not to propose the existence of a kind of "Euro-corporatism," but to explain the conditions under which certain forms of associability and interest intermediation will emerge, and to examine the impact of such forms upon transnational integration of markets in Europe. Filled with studies of key sectors, particularly in high technology, business and labor organizations, as well as discussion of the importance of size and territoriality, this volume will be of keen interest to students and researchers of the European market, government/industry relations, the politics of interest groups and organizations, and neo-corporatism.
Section I: Introduction
Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Roy Suddaby & Kerstin Sahlin
Section II: Foundational Themes
1 Legitimacy
David Deephouse, University of Alberta Marc Suchman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2 Isomorphism, Diffusion and Decoupling
Eva Boxenbaum, Copenhagen Business School Stefan Jonsson, Uppsala University
3 Institutional Logics
Patricia Thornton, Duke University William Ocasio, Northwestern University
4 Organizational Fields: past, present and future
tion III: Institutional Dynamics

Melissa Wooten, Dartmouth College Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan
5 The Work of Meanings in Institutional Processes and Thinking
Tammar Zilber, Hebrew University
6 Power, Institutions and Organizations
Tom Lawrence, Simon Fraser University
7 Institutional Entrepreneurship
Cynthia Hardy, University of Melbourne Steve Maguire, McGill University
8 Circulating ideas: Imitation, translation and editing
Kerstin Sahlin, Uppsala University Linda Wedlin, Uppsala University
9 Organizational Implications of Institutional Pluralism
Matthew Kraatz, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign Emily Block, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign
10 Microfoundations of Institutional Theory
Woody Powell, Stanford University Jeannette Colyvas, Stanford University
11 Institutions & Transnationalization
tion IV: Applications

Marie-Laure Djelic, ESSEC Sigrid Quack, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
12 Traditions as Institutionalized Practice: Implications for de-institutionalization
Tina Dacin, Queen's University Peter Dacin, Queen's University
13 New Forms as Settlements
Huggy Rao, Stanford University Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis
14 Social Movements and Failed Institutionalization: Corporate, nonresponse to the AIDS epidemic
Gerald Davis, University of Michigan Peter Anderson, University of Michigan
15 Institutions & Corporate Governance
tion V: Interfaces

Peer Fiss, University of Southern California
16 Beyond Constraint: How institutions enable identities
Mary Ann Glynn, Boston College
17 Institutionalism and the Professions
Kevin Leicht, University of Iowa Mary Fennell, Brown University
18 Institutionalism and Globalization Studies
Gili Drori, Stanford University
19 Organizational Institutionalism and Sociology: A reflection
C.R. Hinings, University of Alberta Pam Tolbert, Cornell University
20 Coalface Institutionalism
Steve Barley, Stanford University
21 New Sociology of Knowledge: Historical legacy and current strands
Renate Meyer, Vienna
22 Systems Theory, Societal Contexts, and Organizationa Heterogeneity
Raimund Hasse, University of Lucerne Georg Krücken, University of Bielefeld
23 Charting Progress at the Nexus of Institutional Theory and Economics
Peter Roberts, Emory University
24 Ecologists and Institutionalists: Friends or foes?
Heather Haveman, Columbia University Robert David, McGill University
25 Networks and Institutions
Jason Owen-Smith, University of Michigan Woody Powell, Stanford University
26 Institutional-Level Learning: Learning as a source of institutional change
Pamela Haunschild, Univ of Texas at Austin David Chandler, Univ of Texas at Austin
27 Social Movements and Institutional Analysis
Marc Schneiberg, Reed College Michael Lounsbury, University of Alberta
28 Examining 'Institutionalization': A critical theoretic perspective
David J. Cooper, University of Alberta Mahmoud Ezzamel, University of Cardiff Hugh Willmott, University of Cardiff
29 Taking Social Construction Seriously: Extending the discursive approach in institutional theory
Nelson Phillips, Imperial College, London Namrata Malhotra, Imperial College, London
30 Institutional Leadership: Past, present and future
Marvin Washington, University of Alberta Kim Boal, Texas Tech University John Davis, Texas Tech University
Section VI: Reflections
31 Don Palmer, University of California, Davis, Nicole Biggart, University of California, Davis, Brian Dick, University of California, Davis
32 Barbara Czarniawska, Goteborg University
33 Paul Hirsch, Northwestern University
34 John Meyer, Stanford University

`Certainly captures some of the variety of political behaviour and outcomes in different areas of policy in EU decision making. The substantive chapters are each relatively self-contained case studies, while the introductory and final chapters provide, respectively, an excellent discussion of the literature and a series of conclusions drawn from case studies... the book is a valuable addition to the literature on both interest group activity and the European institutions' - Political Studies

`From the introduction, through six case studies to the concluding chapter, an ambitious but intellectually rigorous line is pursued with admirable tenacity. A broad understanding of `interests' is coupled with a subtle analysis of the Community to provide a sophisticated interpretation of the problems facing those seeking to influence EC policies... This book manages to show with great clarity that, while `pluralism-at-the-EC level' is far too glib a dismissal of the failure to develop a new form of macro-corporatism, neither do corporatist arrangements prevail except in a few limited cases. It is therefore somewhat brave to conclude that, as integration accelerates, the `Brussels strategy' will probably become more the norm among interests: yet so well is the ground prepared that the reader is likely to respect the editors' judgement' - Journal of Common Market Studies

`an important contribution to the area and will reward those interested in EC policy-making, the study of interest groups, and in the individual sectors that are covered' - West European Politics

`Greenwood and Ronit's comparative study of the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries is enlightening... Cawson's chapter on the consumer electronics industry, is clearly argued and convincing. Visser and Ebbinghaus offer a compelling analysis of the decline of organized labour in Europe. The editors provide a useful introductory survey of existing literature on the interplay between organized interests and European integration... The collection as a whole sheds welcome light on a set of issues that has been understudied by both students of interest groups and those concerned with EC politics. Amongst its chapters are several outstanding pieces of work which deserve to be widely read and cited' - Public Administration

Justin Greenwood

Jurgen R Grote

Karsten Ronit