Policy Transfer in European Union Governance: Regulating the by Bulmer Dolowitz

By Bulmer Dolowitz

This new publication offers a transparent conceptual framework for realizing the move of coverage principles among ecu states, including an empirical research of regulatory switch inside of ecu utilities. coverage move is a brand new software for figuring out european policy-making. This quantity exhibits how the character of associations, interdependence among trans-national and nationwide jurisdictions and social structures, relate coverage actors throughout geographical barriers, making a choice on 4 easy varieties of european coverage move and studying: ‘uploading’– how member states compete to form the european time table in accordance with their very own institutional preparations and coverage personal tastes ‘downloading’– how states adapt to altering european incentives and constraints ‘socialization’ – how european coverage norms are internalized within the trust structures of household actors ‘information alternate’ among nationwide actors during european interactions resulting in a horizontal diffusion of coverage rules. The authors use an institutionalist standpoint to teach how those types of coverage move function around the various platforms of governance chanced on around the european. coverage move in eu Union Governance can be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of ecu Union politics and coverage, comparative public coverage and political economic climate.

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1). This distinction lies along a continuum from completely voluntary (itself closely associated with lesson drawing; Rose 1993, 2005) transfer, to the situations where solutions are imposed on a political system by an outside force related to imperial or colonial situations, or military occupation (Warren 1980; Fieldhouse 1999; Ashcroft 2001). There are some aspects of the continuum which deserve closer attention. 1 From lesson-drawing to coercive transfer. that actors choose policy transfer as a rational response to a perceived need – a policy problem or ‘dissatisfaction with the status quo’.

Intra-coalition disagreement.  An inability to secure a parliamentary majority.  The need to secure agreement with socioeconomic actors (or the convention of proceeding in that way). The fewer systemic veto points, such as in the relatively centralized, majoritarian British political system, the greater the possibility that institutions represent an opportunity structure rather than serving as obstacles. Therefore, the key question in relation to the impact of veto points and/or opportunity structures is whether the purposes of policy transfer are undermined.

28 EU governance and policy transfer Global conditioning of policy transfer Policy transfer within the EU is strongly conditioned by the technological and economic innovations associated with globalization. Regulatory change in the utilities sectors is not confined to Europe, but is part of a worldwide pattern affecting all three of the sectors explored in this book. Although our analytical framework focuses principally on EU institutions and modes of governance, we are attentive to variations in technology and market structures that may have an impact on the capacity of EU institutions for policy transfer (see Humphreys and Padgett 2006).

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