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1st Edition

Policy Change & Discourse in Europe

ISBN 9780415370813
Published July 12, 2005 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

A new examination of the actual place of discourse in democratic policymaking.

It tackles key questions, such as when and how does discourse matter during major political institutional change? and what is the power of Europeanization in domestic and international policy changes?

This new study delivers enlightening answers to these key questions by examining policy discourse, Europeanization, and the classic variables of politics in their institutional context. It presents sophisticated theoretical analysis grounded in empirically-rich comparative case studies on security and defense cooperation, international negotiations on trade and agricultural policy, deregulation of telecommunications and banking, and reform of anti-discrimination policy.

This is a Special Issue of the leading journal West European Politics.

Table of Contents

1. Policy Change and Discourse in Europe: Conceptual and Methodological Issues  2. Discourse, Ideas, and Epistemic Communities in European Security and Defence Policy  3. CAP Reforms and Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Another View on Discourse Efficiency  4. Assuming Leadership in Multilateral Economic Institutions: The EU's 'Development Round' Discourse and Strategy  5. Winners and Losers in Europeanization: Reforming the National Regulation of Telecommunications  6. National Filters: Europeanisation, Institutions, and Discourse in the Case of Banking Regulation  7. Britain, France, and EU Anti-Discrimination Policy: The Emergence of an EU Policy Paradigm  8. Policy Change and Discourse in Europe: Can the EU Make a 'Square Meal out of a Stew of Paradox'?  Conclusions


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