This Second Edition of Making Policy in Europe is fully revised and expanded to provide the most up-to-date introduction to the study of policymaking in the European Union (EU). The first part of the book introduces the different perspectives to study of the EU as a political system, and provides a framework for the study of the main actors and institutions in the decision-making process from transnational lobbying within Brussels to the implementation of EU law in national member states. Part two introduces each of the main sectoral policy areas. The common "market" is introduced and reviewed before students are provided with detailed studies of policies and policy-making in telecommunication

Energy Policy: Interest Interaction and Supranational Authority

Energy Policy: Interest Interaction and Supranational Authority

Energy policy: Interest interaction and supranational authority
Sevin S.Andersen

EU Energy Policy: What are the Driving Forces?

The struggle over a common EU energy policy is a special case of Europeanization of policy-making (Usherwood 1998), and up to the 1980s it was regarded as a spectacular failure (George 1985: 100). Energy policy is characterized by strong conflicts between a common policy, on the one hand, and divergent national policies, on the other. The focus here is the emergence of a common EU energy policy during the 1990s. Despite its inclusion in the very first treaties on the European Community, energy was until very recently more or less unaffected by common market legislation, and few energy policy decisions were taken at the ...

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