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Multi-level Governance in the European Union: The Evolution of Transnational Policy Networks

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Abstract

The point of departure of this chapter is a debate on the European Union (EU) that started in the early 1990s. Before that time, one was able to divide most political science contributions to the study of the EU into two main categories. On the one hand, political scientists produced descriptive or prescriptive studies on EU institutions, e.g., on the workings of the European Parliament, the Commission or on institutional reforms, frequently with an historical or legal orientation. On the other hand, we saw a major debate on how to explain the process of increasing—and temporarily stagnating—European integration, with contributions from federalist, functionalist, neofunctionalist and other theoretical perspectives (Hix, 1999).

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European Union European Union Member State Policy Network Distributive Policy Democratic Character 
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