1st Edition

Policy-Making in the European Union Conceptual Lenses and the Integration Process

By Laura Cram Copyright 1997
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Laura Cram takes a fresh view at attempts to conceptualize the process of European integration. Her book explores the impact of the day to day work of policy maker, interest groups and bureaucrats in influencing the environment in which European Treaty formulation and ratification are taken.
    She sheds new light on the wide range of policy areas in which institutions such as the Commission of the European Union and the European Court of Justice have succeded in expanding the scope of EU competence despite national government opposition.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 1 Integration theory and the study of the European policy process; Chapter 2 2 The development of European Union social policy; Chapter 3 3 The development of European Union information and communication technology policy; Chapter 4 4 Policy types and policy instruments in the European Union policy process; Chapter 5 5 Collective action at the EU level; Chapter 6 6 The institutional dimension of EU policy-making; Conclusion: institutions, purposeful opportunism and the integration process; NOTES; Bibliography; Index;


    Cram, Laura