Public Policy Disasters in Europe [NOOK Book]


This book presents case studies of recent and often spectacular failures of policy including the BSE crisis, the 'Arms to Iraq' affair, the German currency union, and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster'.
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Public Policy Disasters in Europe

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This book presents case studies of recent and often spectacular failures of policy including the BSE crisis, the 'Arms to Iraq' affair, the German currency union, and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203984789
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/25/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 678 KB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Series editor's preface
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Policy disasters in Europe: an introduction 3
Pt. II The core functions of the state 21
2 The disastrous justice system in Belgium: a crisis of democracy? 23
3 The mass media and policy disasters: the IRT disaster and the crisis in crime-fighting in the Netherlands 39
Pt. III The 'welfare' state 59
4 The BSE crisis: public health and the 'risk society' 61
5 Italian public policy and the Southern Question: policy disaster or political disaster? 79
6 An unavoidable disaster? The German currency union of 1990 96
Pt. IV The state in its international context 113
7 'Errors of an administrative nature'? Explaining the 'Arms to Iraq' affair 115
8 In defence of the Swedish crown: from triumph to tragedy and back? 135
Pt. V The European Union level 153
9 The Common Fisheries Policy: a European disaster? 155
10 The chance of a lifetime? The European Community's foreign and refugee policies towards the conflict in Yugoslavia, 1991-95 175
Pt. VI Conclusions 193
11 Explaining policy disasters in Europe: comparisons and reflections 195
Index 215
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