Kanthak, Leon (2018). Re-Defining Europe: Decision-Making, Implementation and Support of Economic Policies of the European Union. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.


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This dissertation is guided by an overall interest in the manifold links between politics and EU economic policy in action. The EU is sometimes described as a ‘policy-making state’ or ‘system’ based on the insight that in terms of policy generation, the EU’s capacities have come to resemble those of traditional states. Policy-making in the EU, as in other political systems, can be characterized as a multi-stage process, although the process is arguably more complex than in nation-states because it takes place in a more dynamic institutional setting and involves a variety of actors and multiple levels. The contributions assembled here move through the policy process and the various levels to provide a broad picture about the making, application and reception of EU economic policies. While each of the chapters engages with a different stage of this process, this is not based on the assumption that these stages are always clearly separated in political practice or that they follow a universal sequence. Rather, the underlying assumption is that each of these stages of the policy cycle follows a different logic and thus requires a different theoretical toolbox to be analyzed and understood.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Kanthak, Leonkanthak@wiso.uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-83530
Date: 2018
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Political Science > Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
Subjects: Social sciences
Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:
EU politics; economic policy; political decision-making; policy implementation; public supportEnglish
Date of oral exam: 26 June 2018
NameAcademic Title
Trampusch, ChristineProf. Dr.
Kaiser, AndréProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/8353


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