Adjusting to Europe: The Impact of the European Union on by Yves Meny, Pierre Muller, Jean-Louis Quermonne

By Yves Meny, Pierre Muller, Jean-Louis Quermonne

Examines policy-making at EU-level; explores how 3 significant realms have tailored their coverage approaches and associations to the ecu problem; and specializes in the influence of the european on commercial, pageant and social regulations.

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European directives and regulations may come to occupy an increasing role in fixing broad policy objectives (and in bringing about their much needed convergence, pace the Single European Act), but their effective implementation will still depend on the bonne volonté of a very divergent set of national, provincial and local agencies. Under these conditions, the burgeoning ‘implementation deficit’ could prove to be even more negative than the much more talked about ‘democracy deficit’. e. by a process of protracted negotiation in committees located at different levels of aggregation.

Some alternative futures 37 If, as I suspect, an integrated Europe will move increasingly in the direction of either a consortio or a condominio, it will have to break new ground, probably by combining all the above. The usual solutions of strict issue demarcation in a confederatio or of a hierarchical inter-agency coordination in a federatio will simply not be available. 18 The European Community/Union is still an objet politique non-identifié and it will be some time before we can discover for sure what type of polity it is going to become.

Introduction 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 21 Giandomenico Majone, ‘Déréglementation ou re-réglementation? ), Le Tournant néo-libéral en Europe, Paris, l’Harmattan, 1994. Andrew Moravcsik, ‘Negotiating the Single European Act’, in Robert O. Keohane and Stanley Hoffmann (eds), The New European Community: Decision-making and Institutional Change, Boulder, Westview Press, 1991. Pierre Muller, ‘Entre le local et l’Europe. La crise du modèle français de politiques publiques’, Revue française de science politique, April 1992, vol.

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