Elgar Encyclopedia of European Union Public Policy


Elgar Encyclopedia of European Union Public Policy

9781800881105 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Paolo Roberto Graziano, Professor of Political Science, University of Padua, Italy and Jale Tosun, Professor of Political Science, Heidelberg University, Germany
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 110 5 Extent: 660 pp
A holistic and extensive exploration of both the dynamic and incremental changes in EU public policy and the decision processes surrounding them, this Elgar Encyclopedia is the definitive reference work in the field of EU public policy.

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A holistic and extensive exploration of both the dynamic and incremental changes in EU public policy and the decision processes surrounding them, this Elgar Encyclopedia is the definitive reference work in the field of EU public policy.

Unifying theoretical insights with empirical phenomena, this pioneering Encyclopedia begins by engaging with the multi-level structure of the EU’s polity and identifies how this affects public policy, considering the role of various non-state actors in EU policymaking, and the concepts of Europeanization and policy diffusion. Offering a theoretical introduction to policy integration, it examines intergovernmentalism, neofunctionalism, and postfunctionalism, alongside an innovative analysis of policy styles and the effects of recent crises on EU public policy, including COVID-19 and populism. Chapters conclude by reflecting on policy implementation and dynamics, and the impact of feedback on public policies and institutions.

Ultimately demonstrating that the study of public policy in the EU has produced a set of EU-specific analytical perspectives, this timely book will guide further research avenues into EU public policy for students and scholars interested in (EU) public policy, public administration and comparative politics, alongside informing the decision-making of policymakers globally.

Key Features:
• Accessible format split into 9 thematic parts
• Fully cross-referenced with select bibliographies for further reading
• Entries written by an international and interdisciplinary group of over 90 preeminent experts in the field of public policy
Critical Acclaim
‘Over the last three decades, the literature on European Union public policy has expanded massively. This impressive new Encyclopedia, masterfully edited by two leaders in the field, fills a gap in the market by distilling the most important elements into sixty-four bite-sized chunks, each carefully researched and fully referenced. Highly recommended.’
– Andrew Jordan, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Norwich, UK
Contributors: Guya Accornero, Katrin Auel, Tobias Bach, Jozef Bátora, Thomas Birkland, Daniela Braun, Margherita Bussi, Paul Cairney, Jeroen Candel, Martin B. Carstensen, Tiago Carvalho, Johan Christensen, Francesco Corti, Robert Henry Cox, Amandine Crespy, Carsten Daugbjerg, Fabrizio De Francesco, Marc Debus, Rob A. DeLeo, Antoaneta L. Dimitrova, Ekaterina Domorenok, Claire A. Dunlop, Morten Egeberg, Rainer Eising, Leticia Elias, Patrick Emmenegger, Theofanis Exadaktylos, Samuel B.H. Faure, Peter H. Feindt, Danica Fink-Hafner, Åse Gornitzka, Paolo Roberto Graziano, Alan Greer, Christine Hackenesch, Eva G. Heidbreder, Anton Hemerijck, Vilde Hernes, Anna Herranz-Surrallés, Nicole Herweg, Michael Howlett, Karin Ingold, Sophie Jacquot, Achim Kemmerling, Daniel Klimovský, Andrea Lenschow, Lucas Leopold, Martino Maggetti, Thomas Malang, Ellen Mastenbroek, Heidi Maurer, Anna Michalski, Camille Nessel, Meta Novak, Emmanuele Pavolini, Ixchel Pérez-Durán, Simona Piattoni, Philippe Pochet, Jan Pollex, Laura Polverari, Sebastiaan Princen, Lucia Quaglia, Claudio M. Radaelli, Jeremy Richardson, Aanor Roland, Jonas J. Schoenefeld, Reini Schrama, Jennifer Shore, Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Ivana Skazlic, Julia Sollik, Israel Solorio, Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Sebastian Steingass, Michaël Tatham, Kristin Taylor, Arco Timmermans, Jale Tosun, Florian Trauner, Oliver Treib, Philipp Trein, Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar, Jarle Trondal, Stijn van Voorst, Bart Vanhercke, Francesca Pia Vantaggiato, Esther Versluis, Heiner von Lüpke, Sabine Weiland, Helena Wockelberg, Nicholas Wright, Federica Zardo, Reimut Zohlnhöfer, Pieter Zwaan
Preface xx
1 Introduction to the Elgar Encyclopedia of European Union Public Policy 1
Jale Tosun and Paolo Roberto Graziano

2 Bureaucratic politics 11
Tobias Bach
3 EU agencies and stakeholders: assessing critical mass and the plurality of voices 21
Ixchel Pérez-Durán and Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar
4 European Administrative Networks 35
Ellen Mastenbroek, Reini Schrama, and Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen
5 European Regulatory Networks 45
Francesca Pia Vantaggiato and Fabrizio De Francesco
6 Interparliamentary cooperation 53
Thomas Malang
7 Multilevel governance 62
Philipp Trein
8 Multilevel governance and the transformation of the state 71
Michaël Tatham
9 National ministerial bureaucracy 81
Vilde Hernes
10 National parliaments and European public policy 89
Katrin Auel and Ivana Skazlic
11 Regions 100
Simona Piattoni and Laura Polverari
12 Supranationalization of government and governance 110
Morten Egeberg

13 EU-wide interest groups 121
Rainer Eising and Julia Sollik
14 European Citizens Initiative 131
Jale Tosun
15 Evidence-based policymaking 139
Paul Cairney
16 Expertise in EU policy-making 149
Johan Christensen and Åse Gornitzka
17 National interest groups in EU policymaking 160
Danica Fink-Hafner and Meta Novak

18 Contested and politicised? Recent trends in policy and research on European development policy 171
Christine Hackenesch
19 Europeanization 181
Theofanis Exadaktylos and Paolo Roberto Graziano
20 Europeanization of social policy 192
Robert Henry Cox
21 Foreign policy 199
Heidi Maurer and Nicholas Wright
22 Healthcare 207
Emmanuele Pavolini
23 Policy diffusion 215
Martino Maggetti
24 Diffusion of tax policies in the European Union 223
Achim Kemmerling and Aanor Roland

25 Climate policy integration in the European Union 236
Heiner von Lüpke and Lucas Leopold
26 Development policy integration in the European Union 245
Sebastian Steingass
27 Environmental policy integration 255
Andrea Lenschow and Jan Pollex
28 Gender mainstreaming 266
Sophie Jacquot
29 Policy assessment 276
Sabine Weiland
30 Post-exceptionalism in the Common Agricultural Policy 286
Carsten Daugbjerg and Peter H. Feindt

31 Making sense of the relationship between Europeanisation and policy styles 296
Jeroen Candel
32 The Nordic countries in EU public policy-making: between change and continuity 306
Anna Michalski and Helena Wockelberg
33 Policy-making in southern Europe 316
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
34 Policy styles in Germany, France, and the UK 327
Samuel B.H. Faure
35 The study of policy style: reflections on a simple idea 337
Jeremy Richardson
36 The transformations of public administration systems in east central Europe 347
Jozef Bátora and Daniel Klimovský

37 Brexit 362
Alan Greer
38 Economic and financial crises in the European Union 373
Lucia Quaglia
39 Energy and climate crises 382
Anna Herranz-Surrallés and Israel Solorio
40 The European Union and youth unemployment: policy responses, policy developments and key challenges 395
Margherita Bussi
41 Focusing events 406
Thomas A. Birkland, Rob A. DeLeo, and Kristin Taylor
42 Migration and asylum in the EU: struggling to overcome policy deadlock 414
Florian Trauner

43 Differentiated implementation of EU law and policies 424
Sebastiaan Princen
44 The modalities of policy design: co-design, non-design, and authoritative instrumentalism 434
Michael Howlett
45 The multilevel administrative state 444
Jarle Trondal
46 Noncompliance 453
Ekaterina Domorenok
47 The Open Method of Coordination: a contested public policy instrument still going ‘soft’ 462
Bart Vanhercke and Philippe Pochet
48 Theoretical perspectives on improving policy implementation in the EU 472
Oliver Treib, Ellen Mastenbroek, and Esther Versluis
49 Voluntary implementation – European Neighbourhood Policy 482
Federica Zardo

50 Analyzing EU policy processes: applying the multiple streams framework 494
Nicole Herweg and Reimut Zohlnhöfer
51 Discursive analysis, framing, and the narrative policy framework 504
Amandine Crespy and Camille Nessel
52 Europeanization and convergence 515
Jale Tosun
53 Europeanization and differentiation 525
Eva G. Heidbreder
54 The evolution of the EU’s enlargement policy 536
Antoaneta L. Dimitrova
55 The interactive politics of EU social investment agenda setting 547
Anton Hemerijck and Francesco Corti
56 New institutionalism and European public policy 556
Martin B. Carstensen and Patrick Emmenegger
57 Punctuated equilibrium theory and the EU policy process 567
Leticia Elias and Arco Timmermans
58 Studying EU politics through the ACF—key challenges 577
Karin Ingold

59 EU stances of mainstream political parties: historical development, challenges for party strategies, and implications
for legislative decision-making in the EU multilevel system 586
Marc Debus
60 Pan-European parties 596
Daniela Braun
61 Policy evaluation: an evolving and expanding feature of EU governance 605
Stijn van Voorst, Pieter Zwaan, and Jonas J. Schoenefeld
62 Policy feedback approach 614
Jennifer Shore
63 Policy learning in the European Union 623
Claire A. Dunlop and Claudio M. Radaelli
64 Populism and the European Union 633
Paolo Roberto Graziano
65 Social movements in the European arena: between transnational trajectories and national challenges 642
Guya Accornero and Tiago Carvalho
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