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Journal of European Public Policy Series


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This series seeks to bring together some of the finest edited works on European Public Policy. Reprinting from Special Issues of the Journal of European Public Policy, the focus is on using a wide range of social sciences approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, to gain a comprehensive and definitive understanding of Public Policy in Europe.

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Coping with Power Dispersion: Autonomy, Co-ordination and Control in Multi-Level Systems

Coping with Power Dispersion: Autonomy, Co-ordination and Control in Multi-Level Systems

1st Edition

Mads Dagnis Jensen, Christel Koop, Michaël Tatham
March 31, 2017

The last decades have witnessed a significant shift in policy competencies away from central governments in Europe. The reallocation of competencies spans over three dimensions: upwards, sideways, and downwards. This collection takes the dispersion of powers as a starting point and seeks to assess...

The European Union at an Inflection Point: (Dis)integrating or the New Normal?

The European Union at an Inflection Point: (Dis)integrating or the New Normal?

1st Edition

Alasdair Young
March 21, 2017

The cutting-edge contributions to this book analyse different facets of the European Union (EU): closer integration among the member states, policymaking within a ‘normal’ political system, and the implications of European integration for its member states. This book also considers whether the...

Mutual Recognition as a New Mode of Governance

Mutual Recognition as a New Mode of Governance

1st Edition

Susanne Schmidt
August 12, 2016

Mutual recognition is generally forgotten in debates about new modes of governance, even though it is a particular powerful example. Its invention was crucial for the completion of the European Union’s single market, and in the late 1990s it was transferred to the field of Justice and Home Affairs....

Learning and Governance in the EU Policy Making Process

Learning and Governance in the EU Policy Making Process

1st Edition

Anthony R. Zito
August 10, 2016

This book takes stock of learning theories in the European Union (EU) integration literature and assesses what insights the concept of ‘learning’ has added to our understanding of the European integration processes. Given the European integration dynamics since 2000 (including enlargement and...

The Disparity of European Integration: Revisiting Neofunctionalism in Honour of Ernst B. Haas

The Disparity of European Integration: Revisiting Neofunctionalism in Honour of Ernst B. Haas

1st Edition

Borzel Tanja
August 04, 2016

This new study revisits the work of the late Ernst Haas, assessing his relevance for contemporary European integration and its disparities. With his seminal book, The Uniting of Europe Haas laid the foundations for one of the most prominent paradigms of European integration – neofunctionalism. He...

Reforming the European Commission

Reforming the European Commission

1st Edition

Michael W. Bauer
August 04, 2016

Many international and supranational organisations have lately been busy modernising their internal administration. But nowhere has management change received a similar amount of attention than in the case of the European Commission. Although the perception prevails that the Commission has been...

Negotiation Theory and the EU: The State of the Art

Negotiation Theory and the EU: The State of the Art

1st Edition

Andreas Dür, Gemma Mateo, Daniel C. Thomas
July 28, 2016

Negotiations are central to the ethos and functioning of the European Union, yet the dynamics of EU negotiations have received far too little systematic scholarly attention. This volume offers a thematic and forward-looking survey of cutting-edge research on EU negotiation dynamics, identifying...

EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical Studies

EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical Studies

1st Edition

David Coen
July 26, 2016

EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical studies offers an analysis of large empirical studies of interest group politics and Lobbying in Europe. Recognising the continued European economic integration, globalisation and the changing role of the state, it observs significant adaptations in...

Immigration and Integration Policy in Europe: Why Politics - and the Centre-Right - Matter

Immigration and Integration Policy in Europe: Why Politics - and the Centre-Right - Matter

1st Edition

Tim Bale
June 03, 2016

The role of political parties in immigration control and integration policy in Europe is underestimated, and parties on the centre-right are particularly important and interesting in this respect. They make up many European governments and therefore help determine state and EU policy. Moreover,...

The European Union and the New Trade Politics

The European Union and the New Trade Politics

1st Edition

JOHN PETERSON, Alasdair Young
May 20, 2016

The politics of international trade have changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Advances in technology have spurred a new kind of 'trade' involving transfers of components and materials across borders but within firms. Trade in services, foreign direct investment and sales by affiliates of...

Cross-national Policy Convergence: Concepts, Causes and Empirical Findings

Cross-national Policy Convergence: Concepts, Causes and Empirical Findings

1st Edition

Christoph Knill
May 17, 2016

A fresh analysis of policy convergences across nations, which identifies their key driving forces. To what extent and in which direction can we empirically observe a convergence of national policies? In which areas and for which patterns of policy is convergence more or less pronounced?...

Morality Policies in Europe: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

Morality Policies in Europe: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

1st Edition

Christoph Knill
September 04, 2015

The regulation of issues like abortion, euthanasia, gun control, same-sex unions, pornography, prostitution, drugs, or gambling is commonly referred to a special class of so called morality policies. The distinctive feature of these policies is that politics are shaped by conflicts over first...

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