Policy-Making and Diversity in Europe by Adrienne Héritier
Escape from Deadlock (Theories of Institutional Design)

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Policy-Making and Diversity in Europe examines the European Union and its policy-making processes. In particular, it asks how an institution that is so riddled with veto points manages to be such an active policy maker. Héritier argues that the diversity of actors' interests and the need for consensus in European institutions would almost inevitably lead to deadlock, were it not for the existence of creative informal strategies and policy-making patterns. Termed by the author "subterfuge," these strategies prevent political impasses and "make Europe work."
 

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Published November 28, 1999 by Cambridge University Press. 120 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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