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When good intentions go astray: policy framing processes and the Europeanization of children's rights

When good intentions go astray: policy framing processes and the Europeanization of children's rights
When good intentions go astray: policy framing processes and the Europeanization of children's rights
This article examines how and why Commission policy framing processes impact on the Europeanization of children's rights at the national level. By employing the Hotline for Missing Children as a case study, it is demonstrated that Commission services failed to adopt a coherent policy line regarding the issue of missing children. Instead, Commission services promoted conflicting Hotline templates, which conveyed mixed messages and shaped the differential implementation of the Hotline at the national level. The contradictory Hotline templates are rooted in Commission services' embrace of divergent policy frames, which are determined by institutional fragmentation and conflicting interpretations of Commission legal competence to address the issue of missing children and the protection of child rights.
children's rights, europeanization, european commission, policy frames
1369-1481
335-350
Iusmen, Ingi
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Iusmen, Ingi
696395c1-d60e-4fbd-aa2b-98aeecaa64b2

Iusmen, Ingi (2015) When good intentions go astray: policy framing processes and the Europeanization of children's rights. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17 (2), 335-350. (doi:10.1111/1467-856X.12027).

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This article examines how and why Commission policy framing processes impact on the Europeanization of children's rights at the national level. By employing the Hotline for Missing Children as a case study, it is demonstrated that Commission services failed to adopt a coherent policy line regarding the issue of missing children. Instead, Commission services promoted conflicting Hotline templates, which conveyed mixed messages and shaped the differential implementation of the Hotline at the national level. The contradictory Hotline templates are rooted in Commission services' embrace of divergent policy frames, which are determined by institutional fragmentation and conflicting interpretations of Commission legal competence to address the issue of missing children and the protection of child rights.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 19 August 2013
Published date: 2015
Keywords: children's rights, europeanization, european commission, policy frames
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 359051
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359051
ISSN: 1369-1481
PURE UUID: 91a37fd1-2320-4840-a0b0-8e2e25dfcfac
ORCID for Ingi Iusmen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6658-0667

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Date deposited: 29 Oct 2013 08:49
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 03:21

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