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Public Policy in the New Europe

Eurogovernance in Theory and Practice. New Horizons in Public Policy Series

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Sep 1999
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 1270mm
Weight: 595g
ISBN-10: 1858989825
ISBN-13: 9781858989822
Barcode No: 9781858989822
This book examines the concept of Eurogovernance and the parameters of public policymaking in contemporary Europe. It argues that government and governance can only be understood from a multi-theoretical perspective, and analyzes the consequences of the challenge of regional interdependence for indiviual states, the European Union, and for Europe as a whole. In the first part, the authors introduce theories of public policy, the policy process and decision-making. They then discuss Eurogovernance in the light of issues such as immigration, health policy, eastward expansion of the European Union (EU), structural funding and defence policy. Their findings are that there is no correct way to analyze Europe's public policy and governance - the type of analysis changes according to its context. Also discussed is the continuing hegemony exercised by the USA in, for example, security and defence issues, as well as economic management. The book emphasizes the dangers emanating from regions of instability, dangers if not properly addressed could pose a threat to the grand designs of the architects of the EU's political and cultural destiny.

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