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The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy

The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2017

The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy provides an in-depth and systematic understanding of EU policies. It covers theoretical approaches on the policy process and the various stages of public policy formulation and decision making, and discusses key questions of contemporary European governance. The handbook introduces major concepts, trends, and methodologies in a variety of comparative settings thereby providing the first systematic effort to include theoretical and substantive analyses of European public policies in a single volume. The handbook is divided into four sections: Concepts and approaches in EU policymaking; Substantive policies of the EU, including economic and social, fiscal and monetary, areas of freedom, security, and justice, and external policies; Elements of the policy cycle; Themes ranging from crisis and resistance to controversies in education. This handbook will be an essential reference for students and scholars of the European Union, public policy, social policy, and more broadly for European and comparative politics.

Frameworks of the European Union's Policy Process Competition and Complementarity across the Theoretical Divide

Frameworks of the European Union's Policy Process Competition and Complementarity across the Theoretical Divide

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2015

The book advances the state of the European Union's policy theory by taking stock of seven promising frameworks of the policy process, systematically comparing their limitations and strengths, and offering a strategy to develop robust research agendas. Frameworks may constitute competing policy explanations depending on assumptions they make about EU institutional and issue complexity. The frameworks include detailed analyses of multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions, punctuated equilibrium, multiple streams, policy learning, normative power Europe, and constructivism. Besides generating a fertile dialogue that transcends the narrow confines of EU policy, contributions highlight the value of intellectual pluralism and the need for clear and rigorous explanations of the policy process. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

Frameworks of the European Union's Policy Process Competition and Complementarity across the Theoretical Divide

Frameworks of the European Union's Policy Process Competition and Complementarity across the Theoretical Divide

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2013

The book advances the state of the European Union's policy theory by taking stock of seven promising frameworks of the policy process, systematically comparing their limitations and strengths, and offering a strategy to develop robust research agendas. Frameworks may constitute competing policy explanations depending on assumptions they make about EU institutional and issue complexity. The frameworks include detailed analyses of multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions, punctuated equilibrium, multiple streams, policy learning, normative power Europe, and constructivism. Besides generating a fertile dialogue that transcends the narrow confines of EU policy, contributions highlight the value of intellectual pluralism and the need for clear and rigorous explanations of the policy process. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

State Subsidies in the Global Economy

State Subsidies in the Global Economy

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2008

Using figures from European Union members, the volume highlights the conditional effects of globalization, asset specificity, and domestic institutions. Far from being impotent, democratic states face politically powerful pressures to continue to shield social actors from the vagaries of the global market.

State Subsidies in the Global Economy

State Subsidies in the Global Economy

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2008

Using figures from European Union members, the volume highlights the conditional effects of globalization, asset specificity, and domestic institutions. Far from being impotent, democratic states face politically powerful pressures to continue to shield social actors from the vagaries of the global market.

Ambiguity and Choice in Public Policy Political Decision Making in Modern Democracies

Ambiguity and Choice in Public Policy Political Decision Making in Modern Democracies

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2003

Zahariadis offers a theory that explains policymaking when ambiguity is present - a state in which there are many ways, often irreconcilable, of thinking about an issue. Expanding and extending John Kingdon's influential multiple streams model that explains agenda setting, Zahariadis argues that manipulation, the bending of ideas, process, and beliefs to get what you want out of the policy process, is the key to understanding the dynamics of policymaking in conditions of ambiguity. He takes one of the major theories of public policy to the next step in three different ways: he extends it to a different form of government (parliamentary democracies, where Kingdon looked only at what he called the United States' presidential organized anarchy form of government); he examines the entire policy formation process, not just agenda setting; and he applies it to foreign as well as domestic policy. This book combines theory with cases to illuminate policymaking in a variety of modern democracies. The cases cover economic policymaking in Britain, France, and Germany, foreign policymaking in Greece, all compared to the U.S. (where the model was first developed), and an innovative computer simulation of the policy process.

Markets, States and Public Policy Privatization in Britain and France

Markets, States and Public Policy Privatization in Britain and France

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1995

The past decade has witnessed a worldwide and more-or-less irreversible shift away from state ownership. This megatrend is expected to last well into the next millennium. Given policymakers' previous strong inclination towards nationalization and state ownership, one must ask: Why change now? Markets, States, and Public Policy concentrates on the experience of Britain and France, two pioneers of privatization, and draws specifically on detailed case studies of three sectors: oil, telecommunications, and railroads. The book shows that privatization is brought about by the interplay of three factors at critical junctures of time: available policy alternatives, the ideological complexion and strategy of the governing parties, and widening government budget deficits. Thus privatization is a politically forged decision to forego direct control over markets, in favor of indirect control. Zahariadis applies the multiple streams approach, extending the theory in two important ways: first, by giving it an explicitly comparative focus and second, by broadening its explanatory reach to cover policy adoption in addition to agenda setting. In doing this, the author strikes a unique balance between theoretical analysis and empirical rigor. Zahariadis's novel way of comparatively examining the dynamics of policy choice and his use of literature that cuts across the fields of comparative politics, public policy and political economy will attract the interest of students of political science, public administration, economics, and sociology. Nikolaos Zahariadis is Assistant Professor of Political Science, State University of New York-New Paltz.