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Making Policy in Europe

Second Edition
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February 2001 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This Second Edition of Making Policy in Europe is fully revised and expanded to provide the most up-to-date introduction to the study of policymaking in the European Union (EU).

The first part of the book introduces the different perspectives to study of the EU as a political system, and provides a framework for the study of the main actors and institutions in the decision-making process from transnational lobbying within Brussels to the implementation of EU law in national member states.

Part two introduces each of the main sectoral policy areas. The common "market" is introduced and reviewed before students are provided with detailed studies of policies and policy-making in telecommunications, the environment, energy, education, immigration, and policing. In each case the complex interaction between different interests and actors at different levels in the EU apparatus is richly illustrated and the future prospects for further integration fully examined.

The final part of the book looks at the future economic and political structure of the EU and the direction of contemporary studies of the EU and European integration. A completely new chapter reviews European monetary union, another looks at the important enlargement question, and, finally, the editors review the wider implications for Europe and the EU political system.

This book will be essential reading for another generation of students of the EU, European pubic policy and European integration.

In each case the complex interaction between interests and actors at different levels in the EU apparatus is richly illustrated and the future prospects for further integration are examined.

 
PART ONE: POLICYMAKING IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Svein S Andersen and Kjell A Eliassen
Introduction
The EU as a new political system  
Svein S Andersen, Kjell A Eliassen and Nick Sitter
Formal Processes
EU Institutions and Actors  
Svein S Andersen and Kjell A Eliassen
Informal Processes
Lobbying, Actor Strategies, Coalitions and Dependencies  
 
PART TWO: EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Frank Dobbin
Rail and Transport Policy
National Paradigms and Supranational Structure  
Kjell A Eliassen and Marit S Marino
Telecommunications Policy
Interest Convergence and Globalization  
Svein S Andersen
Energy Policy
Interest Interaction and Supranational Authority  
Erik Beukel
Educational Policy
Institutionalization and Multilevel Governance  
Ellen Ahnfelt and Johan From
Policing Policy and Justice and Home Affairs
From High to Low Politics  
 
PART THREE: THE FUTURE OF THE EU AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Miriam L Campanella
European Monetary Union
Economic Versus Political Intregation and the Limits of Supranationalism  
Helene Sjursen
The Common Foreign and Security Policy
Limits of Intergovernmentalism and the Search for a Global Role  
Finn Laursen
EU Enlargement
Interests, Issues and the Need for Insitutional Reform  
Svein S Andersen and Kjell A Eliassen
Conclusion
Making Policy in the New Europe  

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