The Europeanization of National Policy Capacities

  • Christoph Knill

Abstract

The extent to which governments are able to make intelligent policy choices — that is, are able to adjust, develop, formulate and implement appropriate measures and programmes in response to political problems — has typically been analyzed on the basis of purely national factors. In other words, national policy capacity is explained by reference to characteristics of the political and legal systems, civil service and bureaucracy, state-society relations and patterns of administrative interest intermediation, as well as the organization of civil society (Knill, 1999; Pollitt and Bouckaert, 2000; van Waarden, 1995).

Keywords

Europe Cage Coherence Lution Arena 

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