Policy-Making in the European Union | Politics Trove

Policy-Making in the European Union (8th edn)  

Edited by:
Helen WallaceHonorary Professor, University of SussexClose
Mark A. PollackProfessor and Jean Monnet Chair, Temple UniversityClose
Christilla Roederer-RynningProfessor, University of Southern DenmarkClose
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Alasdair R. YoungProfessor and Neal Family Chair, Georgia Institute of TechnologyClose
Published in Print:27 November 2020 Published Online:August 2021
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Policy-Making in the European Union explores the link between the modes and mechanisms of EU policy-making and its implementation at the national level. From defining the processes, institutions and modes through which policy-making operates, the text moves on to situate individual policies within these modes, detail their content, and analyse how they are implemented, navigating policy in all its complexities. The first part of the text examines processes, institutions, and the theoretical and analytical underpinnings of policy-making, while the second part considers a wide range of policy areas, from economics to the environment, and security to the single market. Throughout the text, theoretical approaches sit side by side with the reality of key events in the EU, including enlargement, the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, and the financial crisis and resulting Eurozone crisis, focusing on what determines how policies are made and implemented. This includes major developments such as the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism, the reform of the common agricultural policy, and new initiatives to promote EU energy security. In the final part, the chapters consider trends in EU policy-making and the challenges facing the EU.


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