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International Series on Public Policy

European Union Policy-Making

The Regulatory Shift in Natural Gas Market Policy

Authors: Herweg, Nicole

  • Applies the multiple streams framework to European Union energy policy in general and to the internal gas market in particular
    Deals with a policy sector that has so far been neglected by public policy research
    Appeals to students and scholars of comparative public policy research and policy studies as well as organizational studies, European integration studies, energy studies, political science

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About this book

This book furthers the ongoing theoretical development of the multiple streams framework, assessing its applicability to European Union (EU) policy-making processes. It systematically defines and identifies functional equivalents for all of the framework’s core concepts at the EU level and extends the framework in order to explain agenda-setting and decision-making. Furthermore, the book derives a set of explicit hypotheses to empirically assess the extent to which the (modified) framework is able to explain timing, agenda prominence, and policy change (or a lack thereof) for the EU natural gas directives passed in 1998, 2003, and 2009. The analysis documents that the framework is well-suited to explain the EU policy process in general and reveals where additional theoretical refinements are required.

About the authors

Nicole Herweg is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany. Her primary field of interest is comparative public-policy analysis, in particular European Union energy policy. She has published in leading political science journals, including European Journal of Political Research, Policy Studies Journal, and Policy Sciences.

Reviews

“This book should be read as a benchmark theory building application of the multiple streams approach (MSA) that--through careful development and assessment of hypotheses--demonstrates precisely how MSA can be mapped onto a European context.  No doubt policy scholars, advocates, and analysts will find its contents useful for years to come.” (Michael D. Jones, Oregon State University, USA)

“This book offers a theoretical advancement of the multiple streams approach, which is empirically illustrated by the case of European energy policy. Well-structured and thoughtfully designed and implemented, it will appeal to both emerging and advanced scholars in the fields of comparative public policy, energy politics, and European integration.” (Jale Tosun, Heidelberg University, Germany)

“An important contribution to public policy and a lucid piece of scholarly work. Tracing causal mechanisms of timing and duration in agenda setting and policy change, the book breaks new ground by adapting and systematically applying the multiple streams approach to the European Union’s natural gas sector.” (Nikolaos Zahariadis, Mertie Buckman Professor, Rhodes College, Memphis, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Herweg, Nicole

    Pages 1-22

  • Theoretical Approach to the Policy Process: The Multiple Streams Framework

    Herweg, Nicole

    Pages 23-72

  • The European Natural Gas Market and Its Regulation

    Herweg, Nicole

    Pages 73-90

  • The First Gas Directive Process

    Herweg, Nicole

    Pages 91-143

  • The Second Gas Directive Process

    Herweg, Nicole

    Pages 145-186

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49400-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49399-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Union Policy-Making
Book Subtitle
The Regulatory Shift in Natural Gas Market Policy
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49400-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49400-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49399-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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