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International Series on Public Policy

Customized Implementation of European Union Food Safety Policy

United in Diversity?

Authors: Thomann, Eva

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  • Provides the conceptual basis for systematic and cumulative comparative empirical research on the customization of EU policy
  • Examines how multilevel implementation affects the practical solution of common problems in the EU
  • Appeals to students and scholars of Public Policy, Political Science, and European Union Studies                                     
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About this book

“As a Journal Editor for over twenty-five years, I have read a lot about the European Union. I am often asked, 'what are the major gaps in EU research?' My answer is always 'implementation'. Eva Thomann's book makes a major contribution to EU implementation studies. She brings really fresh thinking to the field. This is an important book for all students of the EU and of policy implementation."
—Jeremy Richardson, Co-Editor of the Journal of European Public Policy  
This book sheds light on the patterns, causes and consequences of the “customization” of European Union (EU) policies. Even if they comply, member states interpret and adapt EU rules in very diverse ways when putting them into practice. We can think of and measure this diversity as a phenomenon of regulatory change along the implementation chain. The book explores what explains customization, and what it means for providing policy solutions to shared problems. It studies the implementation of EU food safety policies in Austria, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland using innovative qualitative comparative techniques. After looking at the role of prominent compliance arguments and the “logics of action” for customization, the study assesses how differing degrees of customization affect the success of the implementation. The book provides a new, evidence-based perspective on “gold-plating” and better regulation in Europe for scholars, students and practitioners of policy implementation, European integration and Europeanization alike.                          

About the authors

Eva Thomann is a senior lecturer in politics at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK. Her research about the implementation of public policies particularly focuses on member state implementation in the European Union and policy implementation by “street-level bureaucrats”. She specializes in set-theoretic comparative configurational research methods.                                                           

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Discretion, Diversity, and Problem-Solving in the European Union

    Pages 1-20

    Thomann, Eva

  • Moving Beyond (Non-)compliance: Conceptualizing Customization

    Pages 21-47

    Thomann, Eva

  • Researching Customization: The Data, the Methods, and the Cases

    Pages 49-81

    Thomann, Eva

  • Customizing Europe: Four Member States Compared

    Pages 83-109

    Thomann, Eva

  • The Best of Both Worlds? Logics of Action and Customization

    Pages 111-138

    Thomann, Eva

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92684-1
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Hardcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92683-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06490-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Customized Implementation of European Union Food Safety Policy
Book Subtitle
United in Diversity?
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92684-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92684-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92683-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06490-7
Series ISSN
2524-7301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 228
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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