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Policy entrepreneurship and Eastern enlargement: The case of EU children's rights policy

Policy entrepreneurship and Eastern enlargement: The case of EU children's rights policy
Policy entrepreneurship and Eastern enlargement: The case of EU children's rights policy
This article examines how and why policy innovation in children's rights occurred at the European Union (EU) level due to Eastern enlargement. Empirically, the case of EU intervention in child protection in Romania before 2007 is employed. By drawing on Kingdon's model of multiple streams coupling, it is demonstrated that the Romanian children's case provided Commission entrepreneurs with the window of opportunity to introduce the protection of children's rights in EU internal policy dimension. In practice, this entailed the establishment of institutional and policy structures to uphold children's rights inside the Union. The policy innovation triggered by the Romanian children's case has not shifted the EU's legal competence in children's rights; however, it has established the protection of the rights of the child as an EU issue and has entrenched the Commission's role and scope as a children's rights actor.
511-529
Iusmen, Ingi
696395c1-d60e-4fbd-aa2b-98aeecaa64b2
Iusmen, Ingi
696395c1-d60e-4fbd-aa2b-98aeecaa64b2

Iusmen, Ingi (2013) Policy entrepreneurship and Eastern enlargement: The case of EU children's rights policy. Comparative European Politics, 11 (4), 511-529. (doi:10.1057/cep.2012.27).

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This article examines how and why policy innovation in children's rights occurred at the European Union (EU) level due to Eastern enlargement. Empirically, the case of EU intervention in child protection in Romania before 2007 is employed. By drawing on Kingdon's model of multiple streams coupling, it is demonstrated that the Romanian children's case provided Commission entrepreneurs with the window of opportunity to introduce the protection of children's rights in EU internal policy dimension. In practice, this entailed the establishment of institutional and policy structures to uphold children's rights inside the Union. The policy innovation triggered by the Romanian children's case has not shifted the EU's legal competence in children's rights; however, it has established the protection of the rights of the child as an EU issue and has entrenched the Commission's role and scope as a children's rights actor.

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Published date: 2013
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 359050
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359050
PURE UUID: 240d4a01-b4e3-43f4-a99c-01fffa2a7c0a
ORCID for Ingi Iusmen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6658-0667

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Date deposited: 28 Oct 2013 14:56
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 03:21

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