Beyond the Market: The EU and National Social Policy by David Hine, Hussein Kassim

By David Hine, Hussein Kassim

This e-book considers the level to which the european has impacted at the formation and content material of social and environmental coverage within the member states, concentrating on the 4 higher contributors: Germany, France, Italy and the united kingdom.

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European Union’ is used here only to refer to the collectivity of the member states. References Alter, Karen J. and Sophie Meunier-Aitsahalia (1993) ‘Judicial Politics in the European Community: European Integration and the Pathbreaking Cassis de Dijon Decision’, Paper presented at the European Community Studies Association Conference, Washington DC, May 27–29, 1993. Coase, Ronald (1960) ‘The Problem of Social Cost’, The Journal of Law and Economics, 3, 1–44. Commission of the European Communities (1985) Completing the Internal Market, COM (85)310, final.

Until regulators can trust each other to avoid such selfish strategies, centralisation of regulatory authority is the only practical way of correcting transboundary externalities, or preventing the local regulation of a local market failure from becoming a trade barrier. One final point about decision-making procedures. As already mentioned, the regulatory activities of the Commission are supported by a dense network of GIANDOMENICO MAJONE 33 consultative, regulatory, and management committees.

International regulatory failure occurs when one or more of these conditions are not satisfied. For example, it is usually difficult to observe whether intergovernmental regulatory agreements are kept or not. This is because much economic and social regulation is discretionary. Because regulators lack information that only regulated firms have, and because governments for political reasons are reluctant to impose excessive cost on industry, bargaining is an essential feature of the process of regulatory enforcement.

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