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Public Policy Disasters in Europe

Edited by Paul 't Hart, Pat Gray

Routledge – 1998 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Research in European Public Policy

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    978-0-415-17070-3
    June 24th 1998

Description

This book considers some recent and spectacular failures in policy-making and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster', the different forms that they can take and why they have occured. These issues are explored in nine contrasting cases drawn from both the European Union and its member states. These include: the devastating crisis in the Belgium political system following the exposure of a paedophile ring; the crisis in the Dutch fight against drugs; 'Mad Cows', the 'Arms to Iraq' affair in the UK; monetary union between West and East Germany; the Swedish monetary crisis of 1992; and the EU's common fisheries policy and policies towards civil war in Yugoslavia. This book is an excellent study of how and why policies can go wrong and highlights the limits of what governments can achieve in Western Europe.

Name: Public Policy Disasters in Europe (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Paul 't Hart, Pat Gray. This book considers some recent and spectacular failures in policy-making and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster', the different forms that they can take and why they have occured. These issues are explored in nine contrasting cases...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, European Politics