This state-of-the-art study traces the relationship between Europeanization and multilevel governance, two key concepts that have become increasingly important in recent years. Through the lens of cohesion policy, Ian Bache illustrates how the EU has affected the vertical and horizontal dimensions of domestic policymaking. The author focuses especially on Britain, comparing its experiences to that of ten other member states. Bringing together the conceptual tools of multilevel governance and policy networks and developing a framework for using these tools together in future research, this concise and clearly written study will be valuable for scholars and students of EU and British politics.
Ian Bache is reader in politics at the University of Sheffield.
Introduction Chapter 1: Europeanization: A Framework for Analysis Chapter 2: Multilevel Governance and Policy Networks Chapter 3: EU Cohesion Policy Chapter 4: EU Cohesion Policy and Domestic Governance Chapter 5: The Changing Nature of British Governance Chapter 6: Cohesion Policy and Governance in Britain: 1989-1997 Chapter 7: Cohesion Policy and Governance in Britain: 1997-2006 Conclusions