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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


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


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


The Role of the Courts: Tenth Amendment Balancing

Erin Ryan

in Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737987
eISBN:
9780199918652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737987.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter Six offers a preliminary exploration of how Balanced Federalism theory would depart from the status quo, imagining the strongest judicial role within such a model. It sets forth the ... More


Taking stock: the environmental problem-solving capacity of the EU

Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink

in Environmental Politics in the European Union: Policy-making, Implementation and Patterns of Multi-level Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075803
eISBN:
9781781701461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075803.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter evaluates the capability of the European Union (EU) in actually solving environmental protection problems, and applies four different assessment criteria that address the question of ... More


The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716365
eISBN:
9780191784880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The early 21st century has presented considerable challenges to the problem-solving capacity of the contemporary state in the industrialised world. Among the many uncertainties, it is the cumulative ... More


Introduction: Governance Innovation, Administrative Capacities, and Policy Instruments

Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich

in The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716365
eISBN:
9780191784880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716365.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The state is said to be in crisis. The early 2010s have witnessed considerable crises that highlighted the limited problem-solving capacity of contemporary states. How, then, can governance ... More


The Need for Legitimate Opposition and Protectionism

Sverker Gustavsson

in Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198724483
eISBN:
9780191792106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724483.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Rescuing democratic capitalism and rescuing the European Union are two sides of the same coin. If the project is to succeed, we will have to make a clearer distinction than hitherto between demands ... More


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