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Policy-Making in the European Union 6th ed


ISBN13: 9780199544820
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The policies of the European Union profoundly affect the lives of people in Europe and around the world. The new edition of this highly successful textbook outlines how and why such decisions are made, as well as the key challenges faced by policy-makers in the current political and economic climate. Policy-Making in the European Union begins by clarifying the institutional framework of the EU and the analytical approaches used to understand it. A wide range of crucial and illustrative policies are then explored in detail by subject experts. This volume includes new chapters on ways of analysing the EU's policy process and on energy policy. A central theme to the volume is how the expansion to twenty-seven member states has affected policy-making across the different policy sectors. The conclusion reflects on how this challenge and the protracted constitutional stalemate have affected policy-making in the EU. It also explores the impact of the financial and economic crises that have struck Europe over the past several years. The sixth edition is fully up-to-date, and is the ideal text for all those with an interest in the policy-making of the European Union.

Subjects:
European Jurisdictions
Contents:
PART I INSTITUTIONS, PROCESS AND ANALYTICAL APPROACHES
1. Overview
2. Theorizing EU Policy-Making
3. The European Policy Process in Comparative Perspective
4. An Institutional Anatomy and Five Policy Modes
PART II POLICIES
5. The Single Market
6. Competition Policy
7. Economic and Monetary Union
8. The Common Agricultural Policy
9. The Budget
10. The Structural Funds and Cohesion Policy
11. Social Policy
12. Employment Policy
13. Environmental Policy
14. Biotechnology Policy
15. Energy Policy
16. Trade Policy
17. Enlargement
18. Foreign and Security Policy
19. Justice and Home Affairs
PART III CONCLUSIONS
20. EU Policy-Making in Challenging Times: Adversity, Adaptability, and Resilience