Policy Transfer in European Union Governance
Regulating the Utilities
Routledge – 2007 – 224 pages
This new book presents a clear conceptual framework for understanding the transfer of policy ideas between EU states, together with an empirical study of regulatory change within European utilities.
Policy transfer is a new instrument for understanding EU policy-making. This volume shows how the nature of institutions, interdependence between trans-national and national jurisdictions and social systems, relate policy actors across geographical boundaries, identifying four basic types of EU policy transfer and learning:
The authors use an institutionalist perspective to show how these forms of policy transfer operate across the diverse systems of governance found across the EU.
Policy Transfer in European Union Governance will be of great interest to students and scholars of European Union politics and policy, comparative public policy and political economy.
Introduction 1. EU Governance and Policy Transfer 2. The External Environment 3. Negotiated Policy Transfer 4. EU The Legislation 5. Liberalization and Regulation in the Member States. Conclusion
Simon Bulmer is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics at the University of Manchester, UK.
David Dolowitz is a Reader in the School of Politics at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Peter Humphreys is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester, UK.
Stephen Padgett is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, UK.