This book examines some of the major origins of change in institutions and policies in European governance.
The authors combine a sophisticated institutional analysis with in-depth insights into European policies across a wide variety of policy fields. The fields examined are higher education, employment, research, police co-operation, as well as foreign affairs, trade, energy, and security and defence policy. Presenting the fruit of years of collaboration in an EU-funded Research Training Network, the authors expand the mechanisms through which political actors transform apparent deadlock into actual change in European policy making.
Providing a systematic treatment of changing modes of European governance, Dynamics and Obstacles of European Governance will be of great interest to those in the fields of international politics and European studies, as well as European law and policy studies.
Edited by Dirk De Bievre, Professor of International Politics, Department of Political Science, Universiteit Antwerpen and Christine Neuhold, Associate Professor of European Governance, Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Contents: Preface Introduction: Yet it Moves: Overcoming Obstacles in European Governance PART I: THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGING MODES OF GOVERNANCE IN EUROPE 1. Variations on Soft EU Governance: The Open Method(s) of Coordination Elissaveta Radulova 2. The Emergence of the Bologna Process: Pan-European Instead of EU Governance Cornelia Racke 3. Governing Security in the European Union: Institutions as Dynamics and Obstacles Christopher Reynolds 4. The EU Regulatory Trade Agenda and the Quest for WTO Enforcement Dirk De Bievre PART II: POLICY CHANGE IN EU EXTERNAL RELATIONS 5. Avoiding Deadlock in European Trade Policy Andreas Dur 6. Unwelcome Europeans: EU External Governance and Shallow Europeanisation in Ukraine Stephan Hofer 7. Liberty and Security in Anti-Terrorist Police Cooperation in the EU Simon Dalferth 8. Conflicting Expectations in Overlapping Systems of Multi-Level Governance Pat Lyons 9. Decision-Making by Antagonistic Representation: On the Path to Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management Mariano Barbato and Isabelle Tannous Index