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Politics of European Integration: Political Union or a House Divided? by Andrew Glencross

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7

EU Internal Policies

The Theory, Practice, and Politics of Regulation

Contents
7.0 Introduction: Regulatory Outputs and EU Politics
7.1 Regulatory Theory and European Integration
7.1.1 Regulating against market failure
7.1.2 The debate over how to regulate
7.2 EU Regulation in Practice
7.2.1 Deregulation in practice
7.2.2 Regulating for common standards and its effectiveness
7.3 Not Just a Regulatory State: The Politics of EU Regulatory Outputs
7.3.1 The politics of deregulation
7.3.2 Balancing winning and losing sides in regulatory outputs
7.3.3 How political preferences influence regulatory outputs
7.4 Theorizing EU Regulation and Explaining Its Effects
7.4.1 Explaining the growth of EU regulation
7.4.2 Theorizing the consequences of EU regulation
7.5 Concluding Summary
Learning Objectives
  • to distinguish between the different objectives of regulation;
  • to analyze the relationship between regulatory theory and European integration;
  • to evaluate why EU regulation in practice engenders political contestation and is surrounded by effectiveness issues;
  • to identify how and why political considerations influence EU regulatory outputs;
  • to explain why the EU can be seen as more than just a regulatory state;
  • to distinguish between the different theories explaining the growth of EU regulatory competences;
  • to evaluate critical perspectives on the consequences of regulation on national politics.

7.0 Introduction: Regulatory Outputs and EU Politics

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