Policy-making in the European Union, 7th ed.

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Publication Date 2015
ISBN 978-0-19-968967-5
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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.

Authoritative and comprehensive, this text provides expert insight into EU policy, exploring the modes, mechanisms, substance, and implementation of EU policy-making .

+ Gives students a solid grounding in theories and empirics of EU policy-making
+ Details the processes and institutions central to EU policy-making
+ Analyses a wide range of policy areas in greater detail than any competing text, considering substantive material in both a practical and theoretical context
+ 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

New to this edition
+ Detailed assessment of the implications for European policy-making of the global financial crisis, the ensuing Great Recession, and the sovereign debt crises that struck many member states
+ Evaluation of the differential impact of the Lisbon Treaty across EU policies
+ Analysis, one decade after the 'big bang' enlargement in 2004, of how expanded membership has affected policy-making
+ Coverage of other major developments including the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism, the reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy, new initiatives to promote EU energy security, and relations with Russia and Ukraine

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

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 Tool for External Governance, Ulrich Sedelmeier
18: Foreign and Security Policy: Civilian Power Europe and American Leadership, Bastian Giegerich

19: Policy-Making in a Time of Crisis: Trends and Challenges, Mark A. Pollack, Helen Wallace, and Alasdair R. Young

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