Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Clay Clemens

Committee Members

Tobias Hofmann

Carl Strikwerda


Theories of European integration suggest that supranational institutions of the European Union are the central and driving force behind European integration. These theories imply that member states will in practice comply with European Union legislation. Thus, compliance rates should be comparable across all member states. Contrary to this premise, however, data suggests that rates of compliance vary significantly between the member states. Although nearly all member states typically have a high level of compliance on an annual basis, there is still variation in compliance rates even among the less Eurosceptic member states. What explains the variations in compliance rates between member states? This thesis posits that the more veto players a member state contains; the less likely they are to comply with the European Union.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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