Beyond the regulatory polity? : the European integration of core state power
Title: Beyond the regulatory polity? : the European integration of core state power
Citation: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Most EU-scholars conceive of the EU as a multilevel polity with strong powers to regulate economic policy externalities among the member states but little power to intervene in, let alone assume, core functions of sovereign government ('core state powers') such as foreign and defense policy, public finance, public administration, and the maintenance of law and order. This book challenges this view. Based on a systematic comparison of integration processes in military security, fiscal policy, and public administration, it finds steady progress in the integration of core state powers although with substantial sectoral variation. But the EU is not heading towards state-building. In contrast to the historical experience of national federations, the European integration of core state powers proceeds mostly by regulating national capacities, not by creating European ones, and leads to territorial fragmentation rather than increased cohesiveness.
Table of Contents:
-- 1: 1. Philipp Genschel and Markus Jachtenfuchs: Introduction: Beyond Market Regulation: Analyzing the European Integration of Core State Powers -- Part I. Military Security 2: Moritz Weiß: Integrating the Acquisition of Leviathan's Swords? The Emerging Regulation of Defense Procurement Within the EU 3: Frédéric Mérand and Kathleen Angers: Military Integration in Europe 4: Anand Menon: Defence Policy and the Logic of 'High Politics' -- Part II. Fiscal and Monetary Policy 5: Mark Hallerberg: Why is there Fiscal Capacity but little Regulation in the US, but Regulation and little Fiscal Capacity in Europe? The Global Financial Crisis as a Test Case 6: Waltraud Schelkle: Fiscal Integration by Default 7: Nicolas Jabko: The Divided Sovereignty of the Eurozone -- Part III. Public Administration 8: Eva Heidbreder: Regulating Capacity Building by Stealth. Pattern and Extent of EU Involvement in Public Administration 9: Jarle Trondal: The Rise of a European Public Administration. European Capacity Building by Stealth -- Part IV. Cross-cutting Perspectives 10: Berthold Rittberger, Dirk Leuffen, and Frank Schimmelfennig: Differentiated integration of Core State Powers 11: R. Daniel Kelemen: Building the New European State? Federalism, Core State Powers, and European Integration 12: Adrienne Héritier: Covert Integration of Core State Powers. Renegotiating Incomplete Contracts 13: 1. Philipp Genschel and Markus Jachtenfuchs: Conclusion: The European Integration of Core State Powers. Patterns and Causes