The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The Domestic Level by Hussein KassimThe National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The Domestic Level by Hussein Kassim

The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The Domestic Level

EditorHussein Kassim, Guy Peters, Vincent Wright

Hardcover | July 1, 2000

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This book i sone of two volumes in which leading scholars examine the way in which EU member states co-ordinate their European policies. Eschewing the 'Europeanisation' problematic within which the issue is usually adressed, this book adopts a broader, more inclusive approach. It examinesdomestic processes and investigates co-ordination in ten member states - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom - looking at co-ordinating ambitions, the actors involved in EU policy making, and the structures and processes by which policyis made. From a comparative perspective, the book identifies and assesses the impact of the influiences that have shaped systems of national co-ordination - the demands exerted by Union membership, the instituional structure of the national polity, the pre-existing balance between domestic institutions,administrative norms and values, and attitudes, both popular and elite, the European integration. It assesses the extent to which there has been a convergent response to the administrative challenges posed by membership on the part of the member states or whether a pattern of divergence emerges. Theeffectiveness of member states in influencing policy outcomes at the European level is also addressed. The companion volume answers similar questions about national administrations in Brussels. Looking at twelve member states, it is the first systematic examination of the role played by Permanent Representations in national EU policy making.
Hussein Kassim is a Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. Guy Peters is a Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh. Vincent Wright is formerly Official Fellow at the Nuffield College, Oxford.
Title:The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The Domestic LevelFormat:HardcoverPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

B. Guy Peters: IntroductionCountry Studies1. Hussein Kassim: The United Kingdom2. Hans-Ulrich Derlien: German EU-Policy Co-ordination: Failing Successfully?3. Anand Menon: Co-ordination of EU Policy Making in France4. Giacinto della Cananea: Co-ordination of EU Policy Making in Italy5. Ignacio Molina: Between Fragmentation in Multi-level Policy Networks andPower Concentration in the Central Core Executive: The Co-ordination of Spain'sEU Policy Making at the Internal Level6. Jose Magone: The Golden Mean of Domestic European Policy Co-ordination: theCase of Portugal7. Calliope Spanou: A Truncated Pyramid? Domestic Co-ordination of EU policy inGreece8. Bart Kerremans: Intergovernmentalism and Co-ordination of Belgium's EUPolicies9. Wolfgang Muller: EU Co-ordination in Austria: Challenges and Responses10. Thomas Pedersen: The Co-ordination of EU Policy Making in DenmarkHussein Kassim: Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

`Kassim's Conclusion is particularly valuable in trying to explain convergence, divergence and the factors behind effectiveness'Simon Bulmer, Political Studies Vol 49, No 2, June 2001