Constructing a Policy-Making State?: Policy Dynamics in the EU

Hardcover | October 10, 2012

EditorJeremy Richardson

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Constructing a Policy-Making State? sets out to examine the processes by which Europeanization takes place. Europeanization is defined as the process by which the key decisions about public policies are gradually transferred to the European level (or for new policy areas, emerge at theEuropean level). This is in contrast to definitions of Europeanization which focus on the adaption of member states to European public policies. Thus, the main focus is whether a European Union 'policy-making state' is being created via changes in the distribution of power between member states andthe European level institutions over time. In addition to several overview chapters (such as on agenda setting in the EU), there are twelve sectoral studies which analyse the differing trajectories and outcomes of the Europeanization process and the extent to which the European Union can make 'authoritative allocations'. The case studieshave been selected in order to illustrate the degree of cross-sectoral variation in the process of Europeanization, from sectors which have yet to see very much Europeanization, such as health, to sectors such as competition policy which are almost fully Europeanized. The book is consciouslymulti-theoretic in its approach, drawing on a range of theories and concepts, from theories of European integration, to theories of public policy processes.

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Constructing a Policy-Making State? sets out to examine the processes by which Europeanization takes place. Europeanization is defined as the process by which the key decisions about public policies are gradually transferred to the European level (or for new policy areas, emerge at theEuropean level). This is in contrast to definiti...

Jeremy Richardson was formerly the Nuffield Professor of Comparative European Politics at Oxford, having previously help Politics Chairs as Essex, Warwick, and Strathclyde Universities. He founded the Journal of European Public Policy, which he still edits. In 2011 he received a Lifetime Award from the European Union Studies Associati...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContentsPrefacePart I1. Jeremy Richardson: Supranational State Building in the European Union2. Sebastiaan Princen: Agenda-Setting and the Formation of an EU Policy-Making StatePart II3. Michael Blauberger: Competition Policy: the Evolution of Commission Control4. Geoffrey Dudley and Jeremy Richardson: From the Treaty of Paris to Globalization: Steel and its 'Escape' from EU Governance5. Carsten Daugbjerg: Globalization and Internal Policy Dynamics in the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy6. Andrew Jordan, David Benson, Rudiger Wurzel, and Anthony Zito: Environmental Policy: Governing by Multiple Instruments?7. Sonia Mazey: Policy Entrepreneurship, Group Mobilisation and the Creation of a New Policy Domain: Women's Rights and the European UnionPart III8. Burkard Eberlein: Inching Towards a Common Energy Policy: Entrepreneurship, Incrementalism, and Windows of Opportunity9. Dermot Hodson: The EMU Paradox: Centralization and Decentralization in EU Macroeconomic Policy10. Emiliano Grossman and Patrick Leblond: Financial Regulation in Europe: From the Battle of the Systems to a Jacobinist EU11. Arne Niemann: The Dynamics of EU Migration Policy: from Maastricht to Lisbon12. Andreas Dur: The EU's Foreign Economic Policies: Limits to Delegation13. Michael Smith: Developing a 'Comprehensive Approach' to International Security: Institutional Learning and the CSDP14. Scott Greer: Polity-Making without Policy-Making: European Union Health Care Services Policy15. Gerda Falkner: Promoting Policy Dynamism: The Pathways Interlinking Neofunctionalism and Integovernmentalism16. Christoph Knill and Jale Tosun: Governance Institutions and Policy Implementation in the European Union17. Jeremy Richardson: The Onward March of Europeanization: Tectonic Movement and Seismic Events