Policy Making in the European Union

Author: Laura Cram
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134757727
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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

Author: Gerda Falkner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134727348
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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

Author: Mark Aspinwall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113621402X
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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.

Politics in the European Union

Author: Ian Bache
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199689660
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The European Union is a unique, complex, and ever-changing political entity which continues to shape both international politics and the politics of its individual member states. Politics in the European Union provides a clear analysis of the theory, history, policies, and institutions of theEU, giving students a well-rounded introduction to the subject. With an updated history section, this text weaves together material on key contemporary concerns, including the Eurozone crisis and the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, with a thorough consideration of the workings and remit of theEuropean Union.

The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge

Author: Christina Boswell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139477611
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Influence of International Institutions on the EU

Author: O. Costa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230369898
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An exploration of how the EU is influenced by multilateral institutions. There has recently been a dramatic increase in interaction between the EU and multilateral institutions. This book shows that international institutions shape EU policies, as well as acting as a source of preferences and strategies for EU stances internationally.

Public Policy in the New Europe

Author: Fergus Carr
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
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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.

European studies

Author: University of the Philippines. Institute of International Legal Studies
Publisher: Center for Integrative and E of International Legal St
ISBN: 9789717420349
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