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International Journal of Public Policy
International Journal of Public Policy


Special Issue on: "Evolution of Policy-making in the European Union – Achievements, Shortcomings, Prospects"

Guest Editor: Prof. Arne Heise, University of Hamburg, Germany

With monetary unification in 1999, European integration has entered a new stage of institution-building and norm generation. It becomes ever more obvious that economic integration must be paralleled by political integration in order to provide instruments of efficient public policy provision at EU level and to gain legitimacy and compliance for EU policy-making.

The recent failure of the constitutional process has proved the point that European integration has not yet managed to convince the sceptics of its long-term welfare gains and the EU member’s constituencies are still far from taking a European perspective in their voting decisions and have failed to recognise the inherent objectives to reduce the ‘democratic deficit’ in EU policy-making.

Subject Coverage
The special issue covers all topics that may explain the developments above in general as well as all policy areas may be investigated, including but not limited to:
  • Testing theories of European integration
  • Evaluating different policy areas
  • Conceptualising integration dynamics
  • Conceptualising European Public Goods provision
  • Political Economy of European Integration
  • European federalism

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Papers Submission section under Author Guidelines

Important Dates

Deadline for papers to be considered for publication: 31 October 2007