Policy-Making in the European Union, 8th edition

Title: Policy-Making in the European Union, 8th edition
Format: Book
Publication Date: November 2020
Publisher Oxford University Press

Policy-Making in the European Union explores the link between the modes and mechanisms of EU policy-making and its implementation at the national level. From defining the processes, institutions, and modes through which policy-making operates, the text moves on to situate individual policies within these modes, detail their content, and analyse how they are implemented, navigating policy in all its complexities. The first part of the text examines processes, institutions, and the theoretical and analytical underpinnings of policy-making, while the second part considers a wide range of policy areas, from economics to the environment, and security to the single market. Throughout the text, theoretical approaches sit side by side with the reality of key events in the EU, including Brexit and the politicization of EU policy-making, focusing on what determines how policies are made and implemented. This includes major developments such as UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the creation of the Next Generation EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility, and agreement of the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-27). The concluding chapter considers trends in EU policy-making and the challenges facing the EU.

External Contributors: Helen Wallace, Mark A. Pollack, Christilla Roederer-Rynning
Related Departments:
  • School of International Affairs