A key textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of contemporary European politics, European Union: Power and policy-making 4th edition offers a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the European Union policy process.
Intended to advance understanding of the EU as a now mature and ongoing policy system, this book addresses the central issues relating to the distribution of power and influence in the European Union including:
- Theoretical perspectives
- The roles of key institutions in the processing of policy problems
- Different channels of representation
- The EU as a policy-making state
Written by a distinguished group of international scholars, this new edition will also appeal to the worldwide community of researchers on the EU.
New to this edition:
- New chapters on The Politics of Multispeed Europe, The Distribution of Power Among Institutions, EU Agencies, Covert Integration in the European Union, and Political Representation and Democracy in the EU.
- New authors and theoretical approaches on many topics such as differentiated integration, opt-outs and multi-speed integration, negotiation and coalition building, the interplay of judicial and legislative policy-making, power distribution, agency behaviour, integration by subterfuge, the democratic deficit
- fully updated data and content throughout
Jeremy Richardson is joined by a co-editor, Professor Sonia Mazey, for the fourth expanded edition of this highly regarded textbook on the EU.
Jeremy Richardson is an Emeritus Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, UK, and Adjunct Professor at the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is also Founder and Co-editor of the Journal of European Public Policy
Sonia Mazey is a Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Business and Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and formally a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, UK
PART 1 STATE BUILDING, DIFFERENTIATED INTEGRATION AND A MULTISPEED EUROPE 1. The EU as a policy-making state: a policy system like any other? Jeremy Richardson 2. The EU as a system of differentiated integration: a challenge for theories of European integration? Frank Schimmelfennig and Berthold Rittberger 3. The politics of multispeed integration in the European Union Christian B. Jensen and Jonathan B. Slapin PART 2: INSTITUTIONAL PROCESSING 4. The European Commission Arndt Wonka 5. The EU’s multilevel parliamentary system Berthold Rittberger and Thomas Winzen 6. The Councils of the EU: intergovernmental bargaining in a supranational polity Daniel Naurin 7. The shadow of case law: the Court of Justice of the European union and the policy process Susanne Schmidt 8. The distribution of power among institutions Robert Thomson 9. The EU budget: which fiscal capacity at the European level? Henrik Enderlein , Ole Funker, and Johannes Lindner 10. EU agencies Berthold Rittberger and Arndt Wonka PART 3: VARIEGATED POLICY-MAKING 11. EU enlargement Frank Schimmelfennig 12. The EU as an international actor Michael Smith 13. European regulation Mark Thatcher 14. European macroeconomic governance Erik Jones and Gregory W. Fuller 15. Covert integration in the European Union Adrienne Héritier 16. Implementation Christoph Knill PART 4: CHANNELS OF REPRESENTATION 17. European elections and the European voter Mark Franklin and Sara B. Hobolt 18. Shooting where the ducks are: EU lobbying and institutionalized promiscuity Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson 19. Bypassing the nation state? Regions and the EU policy process Michael Keating, Liesbet Hooghe, and Michaël Tatham 20. Political Representation and democracy in the EU Sandra Kröger