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Policy-Making and Diversity in Europe
Escape from Deadlock

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Part of Theories of Institutional Design

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
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  • isbn: 9780511033100

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  • Policy-Making and Diversity in Europe examines the European Union and its policy-making processes. In particular, it asks how an institution that is so riddled with veto points manages to be such an active policy maker. Héritier argues that the diversity of actors' interests and the need for consensus in European institutions would almost inevitably lead to deadlock, were it not for the existence of creative informal strategies and policy-making patterns. Termed by the author "subterfuge," these strategies prevent political impasses and "make Europe work."

    • Study of how policy-making in the European Union really works - how informal deals and backroom negotiations overcome deadlock
    • Looks at a number of important areas of European policy - transport, telecommunications, environment, social and regional policy, research and technology
    • Héritier is a well-known author, and her book gives insights into how even an enlarged, ever-more diverse EU might work
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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511033100
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Escape from deadlock
    2. The context of subterfuge
    3. The analytical approach and theoretical background
    4. Market-making policy
    5. The provision of collective goods and the reduction of externalities
    6. Market-correcting, redistributive policy
    7. Market-correcting, distributive policy
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Adrienne Héritier

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