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Sevin S. Andersen & Kjell A. Eliassen

In: Making Policy in Europe

Chapter 12: Conclusion: Making Policy in the New Europe

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Conclusion: Making Policy in the New Europe
Conclusion: Making policy in the new Europe
Sevin S.Andersen and Kjell A.Eliassen
The Path of European Integration

This book is about the way policies are made in Europe. The EU represents a new type of complex, multi-level and loosely coupled decision-making and implementation system where processes often have strong elements of informal influence. It might be regarded as an experiment with new types of political structure (Laffan et al. 1999). During the 1990s, EU policy-making has increased in scope, depth and volume. This is reflected in a growing number of contributions to the study of the EU that in various ways have been pursuing such ideas (Richardson 1996, Hix 1999, Peterson and Bomberg 1999, Wallace and Wallace 2000). The introduction of ...

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