Lessons from Europe?: What Americans Can Learn from European Public Policies
By: R. Daniel Kelemen (editor)Paperback
Chapters have been written by policy area experts to answer the question What can American policymakers learn from the experiences of European democracies in confronting our common policy challenges?
R. Daniel Kelemen is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, where he has also served as Director of the Center for European Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union politics. He is also a visiting fellow at Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs. His research interests include the politics of the European Union, law and politics, comparative political economy, and comparative public policy. He is author of two books - Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (Harvard University Press, 2011) and The Rules of Federalism: Institutions and Regulatory Politics in the EU and Beyond (Harvard University Press, 2004), as well as over forty book chapters and articles, and he is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy and West European Politics and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Union Studies Association. Prior to Rutgers, Kelemen was Fellow in Politics at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a Fulbright Fellow in European Union Studies at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Look to Europe for Lessons? - R. Kelemen Chapter 2: Gender, Employment, and Parenthood: The Consequences of Work Family Policies - Janet C. Gornick and Ariane Hegewisch Chapter 3: The Role of Regulation in Health Care Policy - Lawrence D. Brown Chapter 4: Pensions: Who is Learning from Whom? - Mitchell A. Orenstein Chapter 5: Labor Market Policy: Toward a 'Flexicurity' Model in the US? - Tobias Schulze-Cleven Chapter 6: Immigration Policy: A Transatlantic Comparison - Martin Schain Chapter 7: Climate Change Policy: Progress and Persistence - Frank Convery Chapter 8: Urban Transport: Promoting Sustainability in Germany - Ralph Buehler and John Pucher Chapter 9: Political Democracy: Consensus Building through Democracy in Europe - Steven Hill Chapter 10: Transatlantic Lesson-Drawing: Utopia, Road to Ruin, or Source of Practical Advice? - R. Weaver
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