Which Policy for Europe

Author: Miriam Hartlapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199688036
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a hitherto unprecedented inside view on the European Commission - the institution, which substantially influences the legislative agenda of the European Union. The public usually views the Commission as a technocratic monolith. However, based on the testimony of 150 insiders, our systematic analyses show that the institution is internally ridden with political power struggles that affect the rules that govern Europe. It also provides newfirst-hand insights on some of the most contested policies of the EU's recent history, such as the European Research Council, Food labelling regulation or the Services Directive.

The European Commission and Europe s Democratic Process

Author: Stuart A. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137505606
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the multitude of challenges which the European Commission faces: once the centre of political gravity in Europe’s integration process, the growth of Euroscepticism and the emergence of new institutional rivals threaten to undermine its status as an institution. Tracing the roots of the Commission’s decline from the early 1990s through to the Eurozone and refugee crises, Stuart A Brown draws on new evidence to illustrate why the EU’s executive now faces a battle for its future, and asks whether in the reforms of Jean-Claude Juncker the Commission may be facing its last chance. This study will appeal to students and scholars in EU institutions, politics, and public policy.

The European Commission Expert Groups and the Policy Process

Author: Julia Metz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137437235
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Political Science

This book challenges the assumption that policy makers' work with advisory committees is emblematic of technocratic governance. Analyzing how and why the European Commission uses expert groups in the policy process, it shows that experts not only solve technical problems, but also function as political devices and negotiators in modern governance.

European Union Politics

Author: Michelle Cini
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198708933
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre:

European Union Politics is the most complete, current, issues-led textbook on the European Union. Written by an expert team of contributors, it fully equips students to understand the European Union and the topical debates and issues which surround it. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the history, theory, institutions, and policies of the EU, the book features a whole section on contemporary issues and current debates, including democracy and legitimacy in the EU, public opinion, the economic crisis, and a brand new chapter on the future of theEU, which is written by a leading expert in the subject. The accessible and wide-ranging nature of this text makes it the ideal starting point for all those wishing to fully understand the workings of this ever-evolving subject. Helpful learning features throughout the text, including key points, questions, and examples, support students' learning, and the book is fully supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre designed to help students take their learning further. For students: * Test your knowledge of the chapters and receive instant feedback with online multiple choice questions.* Take your learning further with relevant web links to reliable online content and links to OUP journal articles.* Revise key terms and concepts from the text with a digital flashcard glossary.* Prepare effectively for assessments with help from the online revision guide.* Expand your knowledge of the EU's member states with an interactive map of Europe.* Remind yourself of key actors in the EU with short biographies of important figures in its history. For registered lecturers * Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested seminar and essay questions.* Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.* Encourage students to participate in active learning with examples of simulation exercises.

Wissen und Expertise in Politik und Verwaltung

Author: Sabine Kropp
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847403821
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre: Political Science

Die Qualität von politischen Entscheidungen und Verwaltungshandeln hängt maßgeblich davon ab, inwieweit die Akteure in der Lage sind, sich Wissen strategisch zu erschließen und zu nutzen. Vor diesem Hintergrund präsentieren die in diesem Band versammelten Aufsätze neueste Erkenntnisse, aktuelle Analysen und Konzepte aus der Wissenspolitologie, der Verwaltungs-, Evaluations- und Beratungsforschung.

Text Mining in den Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Matthias Lemke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658072247
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Social Science

Die Analyse von Sprache ermöglicht Rückschlüsse auf Gesellschaft und Politik. Im Zeitalter digitaler Massenmedien liegt Sprache als maschinenlesbarer Text in einer Menge vor, die ohne Hilfsmittel nicht mehr angemessen zu bewältigen ist. Die maschinelle Auswertung von Textdaten kann in den Sozialwissenschaften, die Text bislang in der Regel qualitativ und weniger quantitativ, also sprachstatistisch, analysieren, wertvolle neue Erkenntnisse liefern. Vor diesem Hintergrund führt der Band in die Verwendung von Text Mining in den Sozialwissenschaften ein. Anhand exemplarischer Analysen eines Korpus von 3,5 Millionen Zeitungsartikeln zeigt er für konkrete Forschungsfragen, wie Text Mining angewandt werden kann.

Krise der europ ischen Vergesellschaftung

Author: Martin Heidenreich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658039257
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Social Science

Die europäische Integration führte insbesondere seit den 1990er Jahren zu einer grundlegenden Transformation der sozialen Beziehungen und der Lebenssituation der Menschen in Europa. Während sich das Leben der Menschen in der Nachkriegszeit vorrangig im Rahmen von Nationalstaaten abspielte, geht die Öffnung nationalstaatlicher Räume mit einer zunehmenden grenzüberschreitenden Verflechtung und einer stärkeren transnationalen Integration sozialer Interaktionen, Einstellungen und Deutungen einher. Nicht nur Politik und Wirtschaft, sondern auch die europäischen Gesellschaften sind in den letzten Jahrzehnten sehr eng zusammengewachsen. Dieses transnationale Vergesellschaftungsmuster ist eine der Ursachen für die spezifische Form der Finanzmarkt- und Währungskrise, die Europa seit 2008 erschüttert. In diesem Sammelband präsentieren 12 der profiliertesten Europaforscher aus dem In- und Ausland ihre aktuellen Arbeiten zur Krise innerhalb Europas und entwickeln dabei eigenständige soziologische Perspektiven.

Ministerialb rokratien in westlichen Demokratien

Author: Kai-Uwe Schnapp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663108061
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Political Science

Im Buch wird auf der Grundlage von Strukturmerkmalen nationaler politisch-administrativer Systeme die Frage beantwortet: Wie groß ist das Potenzial von Ministerialbürokratien zur Beeinflussung politischer Entscheidungsprozesse?

Governance Regieren in komplexen Regelsystemen

Author: Arthur Benz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531901718
Release Date: 2004-05-27
Genre: Political Science

Governance: Ein Modebegriff oder ein sinnvolles wissenschaftliches Konzept? Das Buch erläutert das Konzept in unterschiedlichen Diskussionszusammenhängen und begründet seine Relevanz.

Die Europ ische Union

Author: Ingeborg Tömmel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531149792
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

In diesem Band sollen das Policy-Making der EU anhand ausgewählter Politikfelder dargestellt sowie die jeweils dominierenden Steuerungsmuster und Governanceformen herausgearbeitet werden. Ausgangsthese ist dabei, dass das EU-System, anders als die nationale Ebene, aufgrund fehlender Kompetenzen und Souveränität über den Prozess des Policy-Makings erst die Rahmenbedingungen und strukturellen Voraussetzungen für Governance generieren muss. Europäisches Policy-Making beinhaltet somit immer auch System-Building, also die Weiterentwicklung und Ausdifferenzierung des EU-Systems. Zudem beinhaltet es die Herausbildung besonderer Modi der Governance, die weniger auf auskristallisierten Systemstrukturen, als vielmehr auf informellen institutionellen und prozeduralen Arrangements beruhen. Vor diesem Hintergrund ist es das Ziel des Bandes, einerseits die Gemeinsamkeiten und Varianzen europäischen Policy-Makings sowie die Besonderheiten europäischer Governance gegenüber der nationalen Ebene herauszuarbeiten, andererseits den inhärenten Zusammenhang zwischen dominanten Modi der Governance und Systemstruktur der EU zu erfassen.

A Global Security Triangle

Author: Valeria Bello
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135239350
Release Date: 2009-10-16
Genre: Political Science

This book considers the interactions between Africa, Asia and Europe, analysing the short and long term strategies various states have adopted to external relations. The urgency attached to the agenda of international terrorism and human and drugs- trafficking has forced the European Union into new cooperation with Africa and Asia. These inter-regional relations have taken on new dimensions in the context of contemporary international politics framed by new security challenges, and new competitive forces particularly from Asia. This book provides both conceptual and empirical arguments to offer an innovative perspective on the EU as a global actor. It demonstrates how these three regions interact politically and economically to address global challenges as well as global opportunities, and thus provides an assessment of the multilateralism which the EU clearly stated in its Security Strategy paper. Addressing a broad range of topical issues, the book features chapters on European Security; European Migration Policy; African Union and its peace and security policy; Terrorism and international security; China and its fast growing global role; India, the biggest democracy in the world; and the impact of the Asian economic growth on the global economy. Further it compares the different backgrounds, forms and priorities of regional integrations. A Global Security Triangle will be of interest to all scholars of European politics, security studies, African and Asian studies, and International Relations.

Modelle Des Parlamentarismus Im 21 Jahrhundert

Author: Claudio Franzius
Publisher:
ISBN: 3848726270
Release Date: 2015-12
Genre: Law

Which role parliaments will fulfill in the 21st century is hard to foretell. Compared to parliamentarism in the nation state, European parliamentarism seems almost necessarily deficient when focusing on the European Parliament only. What is still missing is an orginal, a truly European concept of parliamentarism that is neither construed analogously to the nation state model in the sense of a traditional parliamentary government system, nor a diluted international form of parliamentarism. This volume tackles such questions as: How is the European Parliament positioned within the overall institutional structure of the EU and how do national parliaments deal with supranational challenges? But it is also concerned with the question of cross-level models of parliamentarism.

The EU s Lisbon Strategy

Author: P. Copeland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137272164
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Political Science

How successful was the EU's Lisbon Strategy? This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Strategy and reflects on its key developments during its 10-year cycle. The volume contains both theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the leading scholars of EU studies across the social sciences.