Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union

1st Edition

Edited by M. Peter van der Hoek


856 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780824759148
pub: 2005-06-13
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The Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union focuses on the current state of the EU while also demonstrating how its current structure came into being and how it may change in the near future. Although most existing literature is either policy-oriented or institution-oriented, this textbook employs a different, more comprehensive approach. Not only does it analyze selected EU laws and most EU institutions, it is also unique in that it brings together EU public administration, EU institutions, and, most importantly, EU policies into a comprehensive text.

Divided into five parts, the book provides an overview of theory discourses on European integration, followed by an analysis of the development of European organizations. Part II explains the nature of the EU, highlighting its institutions. Part III addresses various dimensions of public administration, followed by a review in Part IV of major EU policies, including the Common Agricultural Policy. The textbook concludes with a history of Economic and Monetary Union and a study of the European Central Bank and the euro.

Table of Contents


Public Administration and Policy in the European Union: An Overview, M.P. van der Hoek

Theory Discourses and European Integration, Dimitris N. Chryssochoou

European Organizations: From Negotiated Design to Overlapping Competencies and Quasi-Membership, Nick Sitter


The Nature of the European Union, Joaquin Roy

European Council and the Council of the European Union, Mary Troy Johnston, Ph.D.

The European Commission, Michael W. Bauer

The European Parliament, Diego Varela

Judicial, Controlling, and Advisory Institutions of the European Union, Dimitris V. Skiadas


European Union: The Legal Dimension, Jim-Erik Lane

European Public Finances: Much Ado About Nothing? Lars P. Feld

The Internal Market, Jeffrey Harrop

National Governments and the European Union, César Colino and Ignacio Molina

Regional Governments and the European Union, Alex Warleigh

Local Governments and the European Union, Robert Kaiser

The European Union: The Community Dimension, Michael Tsinisizelis

The Common Foreign and Security Policy, Claire Piana

Police and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters: A Dynamic Policy Area Adrift? Monica den Boer


The Common Agricultural Policy, Rob Ackrill

Energy Policy, Michael Pickhardt

Environmental Policy, Donatella Porrini

Transport Policy, Kenneth Button

European Regional Policy, Gabriele Tondl

Social Policy, Linda Hantrais

Development Policy, Maurizio Carbone

Enlargement, Koen Schoors and Niko Gobbins


A History of Economic and Monetary Union, Amy Verdun

The European Central Bank: Managing Europe's Money, David Howarth

The Euro, Mark Baimbridge

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