Energy Policy Making in the EU: Building the Agenda (Lecture by Jale Tosun, Sophie Biesenbender, Kai Schulze

By Jale Tosun, Sophie Biesenbender, Kai Schulze

The booklet adopts an leading edge analytical method of schedule environment through not just providing winning circumstances during which strength concerns have been addressed through public coverage, yet by means of additionally studying failed makes an attempt to make matters a part of the ecu coverage time table. one other extraordinary function of the booklet is its use of the most recent empirical facts on a huge diversity of strength issues.

When are strength concerns prone to locate their solution to the time table of eu policymakers? this can be the main study query guiding this choice of empirical stories, in order to make clear either winning and unsuccessful makes an attempt to incorporate strength concerns within the eu schedule. The multi-level political approach of the ecu Union represents a very fruitful surroundings for addressing this question as a result a number of institutional entry issues it offers for various teams of actors. The publication has 3 key merits. First, it presents a theory-informed research of time table surroundings procedures generally and within the ecu Union specifically. moment, it provides an outline of crucial and rising dimensions on eu strength coverage, and 3rd, it is helping to strengthen a study time table for destiny learn within the field.

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8). e. treaty) law until the passage of the Treaty of Lisbon (Braun 2011). Since then, energy policy has ranked high on the EU’s political agenda, which has also led to the passage of concrete regulatory decisions. This process was also motivated and shaped by concerns for environmental and climate change. In addition, the mid- and long-term security of energy supplies has been a main driver of the EU’s energy policy agenda (Piebalgs 2009). Altogether, the emergence of EU energy policy decisions and their agendashaping processes have been strongly linked to developments in the international energy markets, the evolution of EU primary law, national policy targets and decisions as well as developments in the environment and climate.

Finally, the figures showed that the idea to fundamentally adjust or develop EU energy policy has increasingly been on the political agenda of both the Commission and the Council (but also of other European institutions). This pattern suggests that the idea to develop a comprehensive EU energy policy was not motivated exclusively by external factors or events but that it was also promoted from within EU institutions (see also Princen 2007, p. 24ff). 4 Patterns of Inter-institutional Agenda Shaping and the Emergence of a Comprehensive EU Energy Policy The previous sections showed that agenda shaping and energy policy making in different areas were for a long time singular and constituted rather a series of single decisions.

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