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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Analyzing the European Union Policy Process

ISBN 9780230246003
Publication Date November 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The European Union Series

Readers are provided with a practical insight into how to analyze policies and policy-making in the EU. Using case studies to deepen readers' understanding, this book examines the various stages of the policy process - from the moment the issue reaches the agenda through to drafting, implementation and evaluation.

ESTHER VERSLUIS is Assistant Professor in European Studies at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

MENDELTJE VAN KEULEN is a Parliamentary EU Advisor at the Netherlands House of Representatives, The Netherlands.

PAUL STEPHENSON is Assistant Professor in European Studies at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Introduction.- PART I: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGY IN EU POLICY ANALYSIS.- Doing EU Policy Analysis.- Who do we Analyze?.- What do we Analyze?.- How do we Analyze?.- PART II: EU POLICY ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE.- Agenda-Setting; S.Princen.- Policy-shaping.- Decision-making.- Implementation.- Evaluation.- Conclusions.


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