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The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Gerda Falkner (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

Fritz W. Scharpf's renowned joint‐decision trap model has suggested that the requirements of (nearly) unanimous decisions in the EU's Council of Ministers, combined with conflicting preferences among ... More


Introduction: The EU's Decision Traps and their Exits: A Concept for Comparative Analysis

Gerda Falkner

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The introductory chapter outlines the conceptual tools used throughout the volume. It presents, in brief, the original model of the joint-decision trap and the developments that ensued after its ... More


In and Out of EU Decision Traps: Comparative Perspectives

Gerda Falkner

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The book's concluding chapter offers a metalevel analysis, revisiting each of the mechanisms that may facilitate an exit from the EU's joint-decision trap or similar pitfalls. The findings show that ... More


Environmental Policy in the Joint-Decision Trap?: The Critical Balance between ‘Market Making’ and ‘Market Correcting’

Katharina Holzinger

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The EU began its environmental policy in the early 1970s, long before its legal base was introduced into the Treaty in 1987. Unanimous decision-making and the consultation procedure applied until ... More


The JDT Model: Context and Extensions

Fritz W. Scharpf

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

This chapter re-examines the original joint-decision trap (JDT) model in light of this author's later work and the research presented by Gerda Falkner and her colleagues in this volume. Pointing out ... More


One Trap, Many Exits, but No Free Lunch: How the Joint-Decision Trap Shapes EU Tax Policy

Philipp Genschel

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The joint-decision trap has not prevented the emergence of a substantial EU tax policy regime. Three key actors have contributed to this outcome: the European Court of Justice, by substituting ... More


Overcoming the Joint-Decision Trap in Single-Market Legislation: The Interplay between Judicial and Legislative Politics

Susanne K. Schmidt

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The chapter discusses the interplay between judicial and legislative politics as a possible exit from the joint-decision trap. The extensive interpretation by the European Court of Justice of the ... More


The EU's Foreign and Security Policy: Incremental Upgrading of Common Interests and the Effects of Institutionalized Cooperation

Nicole Alecu de Flers, Laura Chappell, and Patrick Müller

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

As decision-making in European foreign and security policy has remained an intergovernmental process where unanimous decision-making is the norm, this policy field seems a likely case for becoming ... More


Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: The Art of Keeping the Balance

Arthur Benz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198786078
eISBN:
9780191827754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786078.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The search for a robust balance of power is a continuous challenge for multilevel political systems. Institutions like parliaments or courts can protect the existing order. However, necessary ... More


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