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How Europe Shapes British Public Policy

Janice Morphet

Janice Morphet

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

276 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2013
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447300465 Published May 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447300472 Will Publish November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
How Europe Shapes British Public Policy examines how the European Union became a sectarian issue for citizens of the UK. It analyzes the effects of EU membership in the shaping of key areas, including trade and privatization, the single market, the environment, and the development and implementation of a devolved and decentralized governance. Discussing the ways UK citizens have grown politically disengaged as a result of EU political practices and policy making, it goes on to examine the implications this has had for the depoliticization of government and civil services.
Contents
List of table and figures
Abbreviations
Terminology
About the author
Preface

1. Introduction: UK’s relationship with the EU
    Introduction
    Policy impulse and progression in the EU
    Policy shaping
    The provenance of Britain’s position
    A culture of denial?
    Camouflaging the EU’s influence on British public policy
    Devolution, the UK and the EU
    Conclusions: nature or nurture—what is the genealogical and cultural legacy of 50 years of this approach?
2. Mechanisms of policymaking
    Introduction
    Strategy and policy: the ‘So what?’ question
    Policy provenance and impulse for change
    Mechanisms of policymaking and their influence
    Influence in and on policymaking
    Conclusions
3. British public policymaking
    Introduction
    Setting British public policy agendas
    British public policy: the role of internal and external influences
    Role of the civil service in policymaking
    Devolution: the changing context of policymaking
    Conclusions
4. Shaping policy in the EU
    Introduction
    Theories, claims and wider explanations of policy development within the EU
    Policy provenance and impulses in the EU
    Effects of EU policymaking
    Conclusions: what kind of governance machine is the EU?
5. Trade and competition
    Introduction
    Conducting trade policy in the EU
    Introduction of EU legislation on public procurement
    Transposition of trade requirements into UK practice and delivery
    Impact of competition on central government
    Impact of competition on local government
    Conclusions
6. The Single European Market and transport
    Introduction
    The EU approach to implementing the Single European Act
    Implementation of the Single European Market in the UK
    Influence of the Single European Market in the UK: the case of transport policy
    How has the EU shaped the UK’s transport policies?
    Conclusions
7.  Environment and sustainability
    Introduction
    Development of the EU environmental competencies and programmes
    Reception of the EU environmental agenda in the UK
    How has the UK fared in comparison with other member states?
    Implications of pooling the UK’s environmental policy in the EU
    Conclusions
8. Territory and subsidiarity
    Introduction
    EU policies as spatial instruments
    Multi-Level Governance: theory, outcome or policy?
    The role of subsidiarity
    Territorial cohesion
    How has subsidiarity shaped and influenced British public policies?
    Conclusions
9. How does Europe shape British public policy?
    Introduction
    Policy shaping in practice
    Detecting where the EU shapes British public policy
    Conclusions

References
Index
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