Call for papers: Evolution of Policy-making in the European Union – Achievements, Shortcomings, Prospects
A special issue of the International Journal of Public Policy (IJPP)
Deadline for papers to be considered for publication: 31 October 2007
With monetary unification in 1999, European integration has entered a new stage of institution-building and norm generation. It becomes ever more obvious that economic integration must be paralleled by political integration in order to provide instruments of efficient public policy provision at EU level and to gain legitimacy and compliance for EU policy-making.
The recent failure of the constitutional process has proved the point that European integration has not yet managed to convince the sceptics of its long-term welfare gains and the EU member’s constituencies are still far from taking a European perspective in their voting decisions and have failed to recognise the inherent objectives to reduce the ‘democratic deficit’ in EU policy-making.
The special issue covers all topics that may explain the developments above in general as well as all policy areas may be investigated, including but not limited to:
Testing theories of European integration
Evaluating different policy areas
Conceptualising integration dynamics
Conceptualising European Public Goods provision
Political Economy of European Integration
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.