From "integration by stealth" to "good governance" in EU social policy

L. Cram

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Do the traditional tools of governance make sense in the decidedly nontraditional political entity that is the European Union? Or are the realities of the unique EU system generating new, and sometimes eclectic approaches to policymaking? Responding to these questions, Innovative Governance in the European Union explores the emergence and development of governance approaches in a wide range of policy areas. The book's strong conceptual framework coupled with extensive empirical studies allows systematic comparison across EU policy areas. It also sheds light on the politics of policymaking in the context of the incentives and constraints set by the EU's institutional structure. Taken as a whole, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the forms of governance now emerging in the European Union.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Governance in the European Union: The Politics of Multilevel Policymaking
EditorsI Tömmel , A Verdun
Place of PublicationBoulder
Number of pages363
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • european union
  • governance
  • social policy


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