Presenting a fresh alternative to traditional state-centered analyses of the process of European integration, Governance in the European Union clearly shows the interaction of subnational, national, and supranational actors in the emerging European polity. This “multilevel politics” approach offers a powerful lens for viewing the future course of European integration. The authors' empirical exploration of areas such as regional governance, social policy, and social movements underpins their broad conceptual and theoretical framework, providing significant new insight into European politics. Governance in the European Union will appeal to students and academics across the broad spectrum of political science, and will be of particular interest to those in European studies, public policy studies, comparative politics, and political theory.
- Chapter 1: Examining the Present Euro-Polity with the Help of Past Theories
- Chapter 2: Negative and Positive Integration in the Political Economy of European Welfare States
- Chapter 3: Competencies, Cracks and Conflicts: Regional Mobilization in the European Union
- Chapter 4: Neo-Voluntarism: A New European Social Policy Regime?
- Chapter 5: Social Movements and the Changing Structure of Political Opportunity in the European Union
- Chapter 6: Imagining the Future of the Euro-Polity with the Help of New Concepts