Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

Cohesion Policy in the European Union and Britain

Author: Ian Bache

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541337

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

View: 9310

THE NOT MURDER MURDERSBack in 2000 a man and a woman -wealthy, healthy, happily married, many plans for the future, anticipating the birth of their first grandchild- commit suicide.A decade later their daughter wants Joe Torio to find out why.Then on Halloween night the smartest most brilliant cadet Soldier Heights Military Academy ever saw apparently blew off his very hot date and, all alone in his barracks room, filled himself with cocaine then strangled himself with his own officer's sash and died.The current owner of the school, Julia Powers, wants Joe Torio to find out why.Having had his badge taken from him, Joe sees what he can do as a high school English teacher.ROPE is book one of ROPE PAPER SCISSORS. the third mystery in the Joe Torio Series by award winning author Barry B. Longyear.

Multi-Level Governance and European Integration

Author: Liesbet Hooghe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585381666

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4796

European politics has been reshaped in recent decades by a dual process of centralization and decentralization. At the same time that authority in many policy areas has shifted to the supranational level of the European Union, so national governments have given subnational regions within countries more say over the lives of their citizens. At the forefront of scholars who characterize this dual process as 'multi-level governance,' Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks argue that its emergence in the second half of the twentieth century is a watershed in the political development of Europe. Hooghe and Marks explain why multi-level governance has taken place and how it shapes conflict in national and European political arenas.

Regional Institutions and Governance in the European Union

Author: José María Magone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275976170

Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 7819

Highlights some of the problems involved in the integration of regional, national, and supranational levels of governance in the European Union.

Devolution, Asymmetry and Europe

Multi-level Governance in the United Kingdom

Author: Rosanne Palmer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052013909

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

View: 5451

The process of devolution in the United Kingdom (UK) established new institutions at the sub-state level with a range of legislative and executive competencies. Yet many of these devolved powers also have a European Union (EU) dimension, whilst EU policy remains a formally reserved power of the UK central government. This book explores how this multi-level relationship has been managed in practice, examining the participation of the devolved Scottish and Welsh institutions in the domestic process of formulating the UK's EU policy positions during their first four-year term. It also places their experiences in a broader comparative framework by drawing upon the experiences of multi-level governance in practice in other Member States of the EU.

Multi-level Governance in the European Union

Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Author: Thomas Conzelmann,Randall Smith

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company


Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 7369

In recent years, the debate on the future institutional shape of the European Union has centered on the Constitutional Treaty, and the Lisbon Treaty as its less ambitious, but possibly equally abortive, successor. This debate has two distinct features. On the one hand, the nation state still seems to serve as the foremost frame of reference. On the other hand, the debate looks almost exclusively at the EU's formal institutions. The present volume is divided into three parts. The first part offers reflections on the notion of network governance, multi-level governance, and the difficult issue of democratic accountability. The second part looks at the structural funds area, while the third part seeks to widen the debate by looking at a number of cases from environmental policy broadly conceived.ò

Innovative governance in the European Union

the politics of multilevel policymaking

Author: Ingeborg Tömmel,Amy Verdun

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 3411

Do the traditional tools of governance make sense in the decidedly nontraditional political entity that is the European Union? Or are the realities of the unique EU system generating new, and sometimes eclectic approaches to policymaking? Responding to these questions, Innovative Governance in the European Union explores the emergence and development of governance approaches in a wide range of policy areas.The book¿s strong conceptual framework coupled with extensive empirical studies allows systematic comparison across EU policy areas. It also sheds light on the politics of policymaking in the context of the incentives and constraints set by the EU¿s institutional structure. Taken as a whole, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the forms of governance now emerging in the European Union.

Politics of European Union Regional Policy

Multi-Level Governance Or Flexible Gatekeeping?

Author: Ian Bache

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850758631

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

View: 7817

This book provides an over-view of the key developments in the politics of European Union regional policy from the creation of the EEC to the present day. The discussion of 'who decides what and to what effect' in relation to regional policy is part of the contemporary academic debate about the nature of politics and policy-making in the EU. Bache argues that no single theory can explain the complex politics of EU regional policy-making. In particular, current theories pay insufficient attention to the importance of implementation in shaping policy outcomes. The book concludes that the application of different analytical tools at different stages of policy-making provides the fullest picture of the politics of EU regional policy. This title is published in conjunction with UACES, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies. UACES web site can be found at

The Sub-national Dimension of the EU

A Legal Study of Multilevel Governance

Author: Carlo Panara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319145894

Category: Law

Page: 191

View: 1063

This book is the first monograph-form legal study on multilevel governance in the EU and represents a radical change in the approach to this topic. Particularly after the Treaty of Lisbon’s entry into force, research on multilevel governance can no longer remain confined to the analysis of political dynamics or of soft law arrangements. Multilevel governance emerges as a constitutional principle in the European constitutional space, envisaging a method of governance based on the strong involvement of sub-national authorities in the creation and implementation of EU law and policy. Its foundation is in the mosaic resulting from the constitutional systems of the Union and its Member States. Multilevel governance arrangements play a fundamental part in achieving key Treaty objectives (such as subsidiarity, respect for the national identities of the Member States including regional and local self-government, openness, and closeness to the citizen). These arrangements lend legitimacy to EU decision-making, while also promoting constitutionalism and democracy in the EU.

Governance in the European Union

Author: Gary Marks,Fritz W Scharpf,Philippe C Schmitter,Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849207046

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 5214

A fresh alternative to traditional state-centred analyses of the process of European integration is presented in this book. World-renowned scholars analyze the state in terms of its component parts and clearly show the interaction of subnational, national and supranational actors in the emerging European polity. This `multi-level politics' approach offers a powerful lens through which to view the future course of European integration. The contributors' empirical exploration of areas such as regional governance, social policy and social movements underpins their broad conceptual and theoretical framework providing significant new insight into European politics.

Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States

Theoretical Perspectives

Author: Edoardo Ongaro,Andrew Massey,Ellen Wayenberg,Marc Holzer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 184980706X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 5439

This book provides solid academic evidence of a lively debate and dialogue between US and EU scholars about Multilevel Governance (MLG) and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR). Beyond the contingencies of the terms and the path dependency of their historical developments, there are elements of convergence and overlap. This publication is a good example of how academic transatlantic dialogues result in a stronger understanding of the premises of our concepts, and of the functioning of our systems.' - Geert Bouckaert, Public Management Institute and European Group for Public Administration, Leuven, Belgium This book represents a major attempt to draw together two fundamental streams of research; Intergovernmental Relations and Multi-Level governance. Combining US and European schools of thought, this timely volume outlines key areas of convergence and divergence.

The European Union and South East Europe

The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

Author: Andrew Geddes,Charles Lees,Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136281568

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6809

This book explores the interaction of the EU in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia in three key policy sectors – cohesion, border managements and the environment – and assesses the degree to which the European Union’s engagement with the democracies of South East Europe has promoted Europeanization and Multi-Level Governance. Although there is a tendency to view the Balkans as peripheral, this book argues that South East European states are central to what the EU is and aspires to become, and goes to the heart of many of the key issues confronting the EU. It compares changing modes of governance in the three policy areas selected because they are contentious issues in domestic politics and have trans-boundary policy consequences, in which there is significant EU involvement. The book draws on over 100 interviews conducted to explore actor motivation, preferences and perceptions in the face of pressure to adapt from the EU and uses Social Network Analysis. Timely and informative, this book considers broader dilemmas of integration and enlargement at a time when the EU’s effectiveness is under close scrutiny. The European Union and South East Europe will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, public policy, and European Union governance and integration.

The Transformation of Governance in the European Union

Author: Beate Kohler-Koch,Rainer Eising

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041521548X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 2719

The book presents a theoretically informed typology of modes of governance which is tested in a careful selection of comparative country and policy studies. At the core is the question whether the European Union is destined to a network type of governance and whether and how this type of governance will be translated into the member states. The individual chapters subject the governing patterns at European and national level to empirical scrutiny. Drawing on recent research findings in different issue areas - including monetary union, social affairs, environment, genetic engineering and market liberalisation in transport, banking, energy, professional services - the contributions highlight the impact of the European activities on policy-making process in the member states.

Cohesion Policy and Multi-level Governance in South East Europe

Author: Ian Bache,George Andreou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986016

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

View: 1615

This book considers the extent to which EU cohesion policy and related pre-accession instruments are contributing to the development of more compound polities in south east Europe and, specifically, promoting multi-level governance. In this respect, there are two points of departure: the first is the argument that the EU is a highly compound polity that tends to pull member (and candidate) states in this direction; the second is the considerable literature that links EU cohesion policy to the promotion of multi-level governance. Following this, we have chosen a range of south east European states whose period of engagement with the EU generally differs: Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, F.Y.R. Macedonia and Turkey. The case studies reveal that EU cohesion policy has created more compound polities but that system-wide multi-level governance remains weak and central governments are still prominent. However, there are interesting and potentially important developments in relation to particular features of multi-level governance, not least in states whose engagement with the EU in this sphere is relatively new. This book was published as a special issue of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

Das Förderinstrument "Wirtschaftsdienliche Maßnahmen" (EFRE - WDM) im Mehrebenensystem der Europäischen Union in der Förderperiode 2007 bis 2013: Eine vergleichende Studie von zwei Bezirklichen Bündnissen für Wirtschaft und Arbeit in Berlin

Author: Sascha Teubner

Publisher: Bachelor + Master Publication

ISBN: 3958203299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

View: 2142

Nach einer theoretischen Einführung in die Materie liegt der Fokus der Untersuchung vor allem auf den Kommunen als der staatsrechtlich vierten Ebene im deutschen Rechtssystem. Als übergeordnetes Ziel soll die Funktionsweise des Mehrebenensystems mit dem Fokus auf die Kommunen erklärt werden. Handelt es sich beim MLG um eine neue Erfindung? Warum und wann wurde sie nötig? Dabei stellt sich die Frage, welche Akteure im System der Europäischen Union für die verschiedenen Phasen vom Agenda-Setting, der Policy-Formulation bis hin zur Implementation der Strukturfonds verantwortlich sind und wie die Kommunen in die verschiedenen Phasen miteingebunden sind. Auf diese und weitere Fragen gibt das vorliegende Buch Antworten.

Multi-level Governance

Author: Ian Bache,Matthew V. Flinders

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199259267

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 8531

The power and future role of nation states are a topic of increasing importance. The dispersion of authority both vertically to supranational and subnational institutions and horizontally to non-state actors has challenged the structure and capacity of national governments. Multi-level governance has emerged as an important concept for understanding the dynamic relationships between state and non-state actors within territorially overarching networks. Multi-level Governance explores definitions and applications of the concept by drawing on contributions from scholars with different concerns within the broad discipline of Political Studies. It contends that new analytical frameworks that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and epistemological positions are essential for comprehending the changing nature of governance. In this context, this volume undertakes a critical assessment of both the potentialities and the limitations of multi-level governance.

Cohesion Policy and European Integration

Building Multi-level Governance

Author: Liesbet Hooghe

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198280644

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

View: 3425

How can one convince potent nation-states to put their sovereignty at risk in common European policies? EU cohesion policy, now one-third of the EU budget, provides such a puzzle. Until 1988 the European Commission shared out money to national governments with few strings attached. Since the reform of 1988, national governments are required to negotiate with the Commission and regional authorities on how to use the money. Has this European-wide policy eroded national sovereignty in favour of a stronger role for the Commission and more power for Europe's regions? The first part of the book probes into the policy dynamics at the European level. In the second part, eight country studies evaluate the impact of uniform EU policy on territorial relations by comparing policy making before and after the reform. The concluding section explains persistent variation in EU cohesion decision making and implementation.

Learning and Governance in the EU Policy Making Process

Author: Anthony R. Zito

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131796599X

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 4073

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 new governance approaches and instruments), learning and learning-related theories have gained major EU significance. The book addresses the less noticed micro level patterns of behavioural change that deserve more visibility in the EU's theoretical toolbox. It focuses on the conditions under which EU actors in various decision-making processes learn or do not learn. In asking this question it raises issues about the EU’s nature. Do the EU conditions that favour learning outweigh the EU conditions that inhibit learning? Is the EU system too complex for learning processes to have a discernible, concrete impact? To assess the degree that the EU system and its member states learn, the authors selected for this volume are all explicitly comparative in their approach, and have been encouraged to look at differences across political systems. In doing so, the authors study how EU member states, EU institutions, and other groups and organisations pursue learning across the multi-level EU policy process. This book was previously published as a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.

Local Government in Europe

The ‘Fourth Level’ in the EU Multi-Layered System of Governance

Author: Carlo Panara,Michael R. Varney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135021252

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 5995

This work considers the role of local government in 13 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The book aims to provide an account of the system of local government in each of the countries studied along with a critical and contextual approach to the level of autonomy that local government enjoys. The approach is comparative, based on a questionnaire which all of the authors considered. There is then a detailed conclusion to the book which offers a detailed summary and comparative analysis of the responses in order to better consider the role of local authorities as the ‘fourth level’ of governance in the EU. The book aims to offer a detailed introduction to and account of each system of local government which may appeal to those seeking an overview of the area, but also a critical and contextual approach that will be of interest to those actively researching in the areas of local and regional government or EU-central-local government relations. The book contains details of reform in local government up to November 2012, including an analysis of the impact of austerity measures on local autonomy where these have become significant.