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Policy Making in the European Union

Policy Making in the European Union Author Laura Cram
ISBN-10 9781134757718
Release 2005-06-28
Pages 232
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Laura Cram takes a fresh view at attempts to conceptualize the process of European integration. Her book explores the impact of the day to day work of policy maker, interest groups and bureaucrats in influencing the environment in which European Treaty formulation and ratification are taken. She sheds new light on the wide range of policy areas in which institutions such as the Commission of the European Union and the European Court of Justice have succeded in expanding the scope of EU competence despite national government opposition.



EU Social Policy in the 1990s

EU Social Policy in the 1990s Author Gerda Falkner
ISBN-10 9781134727346
Release 2003-07-13
Pages 272
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This book offers an analytical overview of schools of thought on European integration which offer useful insights into EU social politics. Building on this framework, the chapters then examine in detail pre-Maastricht social policy and the 'social partners', the innovations of the Treaty itself, and where EU social policy stands at the end of the 1990s. Case studies of European Works Councils, parental leave, and atypical work, are included to highlight the day-to-day processes at work in social policy formation and the major interest groups and EU institutions involved. This is an up-to-date and accessible study which finds the social policy-making environment in the EU has become increasingly corporatist in the 1990s.



Collective Action in the European Union

Collective Action in the European Union Author Mark Aspinwall
ISBN-10 9781136214028
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 256
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Collective Action in the European Union addresses fundamental questions surrounding the European political economy. The impressive array of contributors ask how and why collective action is formed at the European level. They also consider whether collective action at the transnational level is driven by rational, utility maximising behaviour, or whether explanations couched in social terms are more convincing. Many of the chapters introduce fresh empirical studies, in the domains of business, the professions, consumers and environmental interests.



Governing European Communications

Governing European Communications Author Maria Michalis
ISBN-10 9780739155714
Release 2007-10-08
Pages 368
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Governing European Communications provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the emergence, dynamics, and evolution of European-level communications governance in the post-war era, focusing on telecommunications and television policies and regulation, and their technological convergence. Concentrating on the EU, the book embeds governance within broader economic and political developments in a global context and demonstrates that European governance has been more about the character rather than the level of regulation.



Understanding European Union Institutions

Understanding European Union Institutions Author Alex Warleigh
ISBN-10 9781134548071
Release 2002-09-09
Pages 216
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Understanding the institutions of the European Union is vital to understanding how it functions. This book provides students with a user-friendly introduction to the main institutions, and explains their different roles in the functioning and development of the European Union. Key features: * introduces and explains the functions of all the main institutions dividing them into those that have a policy-making role, those that oversee and regulate, and those that operate in an advisory capacity * provides students with an overview of the history of the European Union and the development of its institutions and considers their continuing importance to the success of the European Union * clearly written by experienced and knowledgeable teachers of the subject * presented in a student friendly format, providing boxed concepts and summaries, guides to further reading, figures and flowcharts, and a glossary of terms.



The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge

The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge Author Christina Boswell
ISBN-10 1139477617
Release 2009-05-28
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Why do politicians and civil servants commission research and what use do they make of it in policymaking? The received wisdom is that research contributes to improving government policy. Christina Boswell challenges this view, arguing that policymakers are just as likely to value expert knowledge for two alternative reasons: as a way of lending authority to their preferences; or to signal their capacity to make sound decisions. Boswell develops a compelling new theory of the role of knowledge in policy, showing how policymakers use research to establish authority in contentious and risky areas of policy. She illustrates her argument with an analysis of European immigration policies, charting the ways in which expertise becomes a resource for lending credibility to controversial claims, underpinning high-risk decisions or bolstering the credibility of government agencies.



The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governance

The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governance Author Maria João Rodrigues
ISBN-10 9781317032717
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 288
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Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism. This volume focuses on the impact of the recent Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance both inside and outside the EU borders. Ideal for classroom use, this volume covers: I. European modes of governance: concepts, recent trends and international implications with chapters by Lefkofridi & Schmitter, Cini, Borrs and Radaelli. II. The transformation of European economic governance with contributions by Fabbrini, Stoffaës, Collignon, Eising, Rasch and Rozbicka. III. The transformation of European social policy governance with Goetschy, Hemerijck, de la Porte and Heins. IV. The international implications of the transformation of EU governance highlighted by Rodrigues, Xiarchogiannopoulou and Mügge.



New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy

New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy Author Maciej Wilga
ISBN-10 9781317674542
Release 2014-06-05
Pages 282
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EU foreign policy once existed in the form of the European Political Cooperation with only a limited political leverage and symbolic institutional underpinnings. In recent years rapid changes have occurred, including an expanding institutional apparatus, increased responsibility and growing demand for action. This book examines new approaches to the EU’s foreign policy that address its rapidly changing character, presenting the newest theoretical perspectives and dealing with novel empirical developments. Rather than simply considering structural variations and changes in the agency of the EU, it explores the new complexity in EU foreign policy. The authors offer new theoretical perspectives and new empirical studies dealing, among others, with issues such as: Power delegation to the Commission. EU diplomacy. Parliamentarisation and constitutionalisation. Committees’ involvement in foreign policy process. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, European foreign policy and European integration.



Public Policy in the New Europe

Public Policy in the New Europe Author Fergus Carr
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105024909488
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 284
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In the first part, the authors introduce theories of public policy, the policy process and decision-making. They then discuss Eurogovernance in the light of issues such as immigration, health policy, eastward expansion of the European Union (EU), structural funding and defence policy. Their findings are that there is no correct way to analyze Europe's public policy and governance - the type of analysis changes according to its context. Also discussed is the continuing hegemony exercised by the USA in, for example, security and defence issues, as well as economic management. The book emphasizes the dangers emanating from regions of instability, dangers if not properly addressed could pose a threat to the grand designs of the architects of the EU's political and cultural destiny.



The Rules of Integration

The Rules of Integration Author Mark Aspinwall
ISBN-10 0719057981
Release 2001
Pages 217
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This volume assesses the merits of institutionalist research on the European Union. It offers a comprehensive review of the field and detailed analytical studies of diverse decision making processes and policies. It engages the different strands in institutionalism in serious dialogue. Proponenets of rationalist, historical and sociological tendencies present original research and criticize each other's contributions in constructive ways.



Civil Society and Legitimate European Governance

Civil Society and Legitimate European Governance Author Stijn Smismans
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064869244
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 336
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'Smismans gathers a fine selection of papers. The book gains particular authority from its interdisciplinary approach.' - Ulrike Ehling, European Law Journal



Complexity and Public Policy

Complexity and Public Policy Author Robert Geyer
ISBN-10 0415556635
Release 2010
Pages 215
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This book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to complexity thinking, its application to the social sciences and public policy, and the relevance of some of its various tools to those fields of politics, health, the international realm, development, planning and terrorism. The authors argue that the foundation for many of the current crises in these areas can be traced to the attempt by social scientists and policy-makers to treat these systems and processes as fundamentally orderly, predictable and controllable. By providing an overview of complex systems, a practical introduction to basic concepts and tools of these systems, and examples for understanding and managing them in real life policy situations they provide an exciting new perspective for rethinking our basic approaches to the social sciences and for understanding and managing the increasingly interdependent world of public policy. The book is vital reading for students and scholars of the social sciences and public policy, and also policymakers and the policy actor audience.



Current Politics and Economics of Europe

Current Politics and Economics of Europe Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113362987
Release 2002
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The Dynamics of European Science and Technology Policies

The Dynamics of European Science and Technology Policies Author Simon Dresner
ISBN-10 0754613577
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 213
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This text attempts to explain what the underlying processes of the evolution of research policies of the European union and its member states. It does this from both a materialist approach and an idealist approach. On one side, the development of Community research policy since its origins is described as a series of responses to the shifting uncertainties the policy has been faced with and the need to legitimize its continuation in the face of those uncertainties. While the other side describes the development as an emphasis on the role of ideas as more than just an expression of actors' interests.



The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs

The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105073221637
Release 1998
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Making States Comply

Making States Comply Author Jonas Tallberg
ISBN-10 UVA:X006090982
Release 1999
Pages 315
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Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022609999
Release 1997
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