EU Policymaking at a Crossroads

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For readers interested in an overview of what led to the adoption of the European Union's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and its aftermath, this book traces the discursive dynamics and milestones of the negotiations around the MFF and the new recovery instrument, aimed at alleviating the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Covering the negotiations of the current MFF, contributions by both scholarly experts in their respective policy areas and authors close to the policy community in Brussels provide a well rounded insight into this discerning topic. Chapters explore the issues that unfolded during the negotiations of the MFF and recovery package against the backdrop of conflicts over solidarity, identity and sovereignty and thus the scope of cooperation and membership as well as institutional design and authority. EU Policymaking at a Crossroads anticipates, describes and discursively explains changes in selected policy areas, looking into the negotiations, effects and reflections surrounding them. This timely book will be a highly beneficial read for academics and students in the fields of international relations, European politics and public policy. Scholars specializing in multilevel governance of different policy areas such as sustainability, agriculture and migration will also profit from this comprehensive book.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages284
ISBN (print)9781788977647
ISBN (electronic)9781788977654
Publication statusPublished - 08.12.2022

Bibliographical note

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© Sybille Münch and Hubert Heinelt 2022. All rights reserved.

    Research areas

  • Politics - EU budget negotiations, Multi-annual financial framework, Interpretive Policy Analysis, European public policy, struggle over ideas, discourse analysis