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

Policy on Justice and Home Affairs: From High to Low Politics

Policy on Justice and Home Affairs: From High to Low Politics

Policy on justice and home affairs: From high to low politics
EllenAhnfelt and JohanForm

From Co-Operation to Integration

Police co-operation and Justice and Home Affairs have traditionally been regarded as ‘high’ politics, and presumably outside the scope of EU common policy. This changed with the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997. There, it was decided to integrate parts of home and justice affairs and police co-operation (and also parts of the Schengen agreement) into the First Pillar of EU co-operation. This also implies the full involvement of EU institutions in these areas as in other areas of ‘low’ politics.

This chapter, however, deals mainly with the growth of police cooperation between the members of the EU, and the integration of ...

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