The Coordination of the European Union

Author: Andrew Jordan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019954848X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Having realized that its traditional mode of coordinating--essentially issuing regulation--no longer commands sufficient political support, the European Union (EU) has turned to what are increasingly referred to as 'new' modes of governance, which rely upon different actors working together in relatively non-hierarchical networks. This book provides the first extended account of how effective they are at addressing 'wicked' policy problems which simultaneously demand greater levels of horizontal and vertical coordination. Taking, as an example, the thirty year struggle to integrate environmental thinking into all areas and levels of EU policy making, it offers a stark reminder that networked governance is not and is unlikely ever to be a panacea. In doing so, it strips away some of the rhetorical claims made about the novelty and appeal of 'new' modes, to reveal a much more sober and realistic appraisal of their coordinating potential.

Politics in the European Union

Author: Ian Bache
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199544816
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an account of the main developments in the process of European integration. It provides coverage of theory, history, member states, institutions and policies, drawing on academic debates including issues of legitimacy and globalisation.

Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198786107
Format: PDF
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Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity is the first of two volumes featuring a selection of key writings by R. A. W. Rhodes. Volume I collects in one place for the first time the main articles written by Rhodes on policy networks and governance between 1990 and 2005. This volume aims to find a new way of describing British government, focusing on policy making and the ways in which policy is put into practice. The volume argues that policies cango wrong because the central government has to depend on networks of actors to deliver services, and these networks can go their own way and the central government can struggle to steer them. The volumeexplores the unintended consequences of government policy and the shift from government and governance in which the centre becomes one among many players.Volume II looks forward and explores the 'interpretive turn' and its implications for the craft of political science, especially public administration.

European Integration Theory

Author: Antje Wiener
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199226092
Format: PDF, Docs
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Systematically revised and updated throughout, this ground-breaking text provides an overview of all the major approaches to European integration. Each author reflects on the development, achievements and problems of their approach, and discusses historical and current issues of European integration. The concluding chapter then comparatively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and looks at the emerging issues. New to this Edition: · Two new chapters on the political theory of European integration and critical theory · End-of-chapter questions

The Europeanisation of Whitehall

Author: Simon Bulmer
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN:
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Providing a path-breaking analysis of the way EU membership has transformed the work of UK central government, this title is the definitive study of the impact of European integration upon UK central government, covering the period 1961 to 2007.

Rethinking Germany and Europe

Author: Charlie Jeffery
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230236554
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Explores the paths of development unfolding from the inter-dependent histories of postwar Germany and the European integration process. The contributors explore these histories within the idea of 'semi-sovereignty': a set of constraints on the German state's power within the external constraints of Germany's multilateral commitments.

Governance for the Environment

Author: Alessandra Goria
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
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The integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas is widely reconized as a key element to achieve sustainable development. It also represents a challenge for the environmental community, requiring not only a new approach to policy-making but also changes to existing policies and their implementation. This essential book presents a diverse set of perspectives and experiences on how to support sustainable development through the integration of environmental issues into various policy sectors. The authors examine existing research on environmental policy integration (EPI) at three levels of policy-making; the national level, in relation to both strategic and sectoral decision-making; the regional level, where both supra-national and sub-national regional entities are discussed; and the local level, where strategies available to municipalities or individuals for furthering environmental policy integration are presented. New and innovative approaches to the study of EPI at these levels of governance are proposed. They also demonstrate how the effectiveness of EPI depends on factors such as national, legal and administrative structures and culture, the stage of the policy cycle to which EPI measures are applied, and the level of intergration among various modes of governance and instruments. Academics, graduate and postgraduate students in social, political and environmental sciences will find much of interest in this unique book. NGOs and represnetatives of public and private institutions working on environmental policy issues will also find this book an invaluable resource.

Turning down the heat

Author: Hugh Compston
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230202047
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This book explores political strategies for governments that wish to take stronger action on climate change.The issue of climate change and policies designed to control it is very topical and likely to remain so. There are no recent surveys of the politics of climate change that cover a range of affluent democracies. For these reasons the book should be of interest not only to social scientists, and students on social science and environmental studies courses, but also to participants in the policy process and observers of climate policy and policy-making.This study analyses the politics of climate policy in a range of affluent democracies and at EU level in order to identify political strategies that would make it easier for governments to make major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions without sustaining significant political damage.