Do the traditional tools of governance make sense in the decidedly nontraditional political entity that is the European Union? Or are the realities of the unique EU system generating new, and sometimes eclectic approaches to policymaking? Responding to these questions, ""Innovative Governance in the European Union"" explores the emergence and development of governance approaches in a wide range of policy areas.The book's strong conceptual framework coupled with extensive empirical studies allows systematic comparison across EU policy areas. It also sheds light on the politics of policymaking in the context of the incentives and constraints set by the EU's institutional structure. Taken as a whole, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the forms of governance now emerging in the European Union.It also explores the emergence and development of innovative governance approaches in a wide range of EU policy areas.
Ingeborg Tommel is professor of international politics and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and Policies at the University of Osnabruck. Amy Verdun is professor of political science and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Studies at the University of Victoria.
Introduction - the Editors. Modes of Governance and the Institutional Structure of the EU - I. Tommel. Shifting Modes of Governance. Combining Modes of Governance in EU Policymaking - A. Benz. Governance in EU Environmental Policy - K. Holzinger, C. Knill, and A. Lenschow. Modes of Governance in EU Tax Policy - C.M. Radaelli and U.S. Kraemer. Regulation and Cooperation in Economic and Monetary Policy - A. Verdun. From ""Integration by Stealth"" to ""Good Governance"" in EU Social Policy - L. Cram. Hierarchy as a Catalyst for Experiments in Governance. Cooperation and Hierarchy in EU Competition Policy - D. Lehmkuhl. Single Market Policies: From Mutual Recognition to Institution Building - S.K. Schmidt. Taking the Field: The EU and Sport Governance - O. Croci. Governing the Single Market: From Private Coordination to Public Regulation - M. Egan. Enlargement: Expanding the Realm of European Governance - C.C. Pentland. Emergent Patterns of Cooperation. Establishing Multilevel Governance in the EU: Regulating Public Utilities - E. Grande and U. Hartenberger. Extended Governance: Implementation of EU Social Policy in the Member States - M. Hartlapp. Tackling the Regulatory Dilemma: The Rise of Transgovernmental Networks - B. Eberlein and A. Newman. Transgovernmentalism in Freedom, Security, and Justice Affairs - S. Lavenex. Weak Process, Strong Results: Cooperation in European Higher Education - B. Haskel. Conclusion. Innovative Governance: What Makes It Different? - the Editors.