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Constantly evolving, and with far-reaching implications, European Union policy-making is of vital importance to the politics of the European Union. Featuring work by expert contributors, Policy-Making in the European Union, Seventh Edition, explores the link between the modes and mechanisms of EU policy-making and its implementation at the national level, helping students to engage with key policy-related issues.
First defining the processes, institutions, and modes of policy-making, the text then analyzes a wide range of policy areas in greater detail than any competing text--from economics to the environment, and from security to the single market--in both a practical and theoretical context, navigating policy in all its complexity. It concludes with a clear assessment of the challenges that have shaped and will continue to shape policy-making, including enlargement, the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, and the impacts of the global financial crisis.
Helen Wallace is Foreign Secretary at the British Academy.
Mark A. Pollack is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Temple University.
Alasdair R. Young is Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
Institutions, Process, and Analytical Approaches 1. An Overview, Helen Wallace, Mark A. Pollack, and Alasdair R. Young 2. Theorizing EU Policy-Making, Mark A. Pollack 3. The European Policy Process in Comparative Perspective, Alasdair R. Young 4. An Institutional Anatomy and Five Policy Modes, Helen Wallace and Christine Reh Policies 5. The Single Market: From Stagnation to Renewal, Alasdair R. Young 6. Competition Policy: Defending the Economic Constitution, Stephen Wilks 7. Policy-Making under Economic and Monetary Union: Crisis, Change, and Continuity, Dermot Hodson 8. The Common Agricultural Policy: The Fortress Challenged, Christilla Roederer-Rynning 9. The Budget: Who Gets What, When, and How?, Brigid Laffan and Johannes Lindner 10. Cohesion Policy: A New Direction for New Times?, Ian Bache 11. Social Policy: Left to the Judges and the Markets?, Stephan Leibfried 12. Employment Policy: Between Efficacy and Experimentation, Martin Rhodes 13. Environmental Policy: Contending Dynamics of Policy Change, Andrea Lenschow 14. Energy Policy: Sharp Challenges and Rising Ambitions, David Buchan 15. Justice and Home Affairs: Institutional Change and Policy Continuity, Sandra Lavenex 16. Trade Policy: Policy-making after the Treaty of Lisbon, Stephen Woolcock 17. Enlargement: Constituent Policy and Tools for External Governance, Ulrich Sedelmeier 18. Foreign and Security Policy: Civilian Power Europe and American Leadership, Bastian Giegerich Conclusions 19. Policy-Making in a Time of Crisis, Mark A. Pollack, Helen Wallace, and Alasdair R. Young