How and why Do Policies Change?

How and why Do Policies Change?

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How and why do policies change? The author addresses this question by examining the renewable electricity policies of five European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK) over the last thirty years.altBRg Employing a comparative approach that is qualitative yet consistent and rigorous, she describes how these countries' policies changed over time, whether incrementally or comprehensively, and shows how those changes may be explained, citing political, economic, social, and technological factors.By the Europeanisation of domestic public policies, we mean the influence of European policy on the RES-E policy of member states. ... changes in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK: the liberalisation policy ( Directives of 1996 and 2003), ... renewable energy sources (RES-E) can derogate from some EU competition rules (state aid rules, public service obligations). ... The impact of this case went well beyond the German utilitiesa#39; 63 European Policy Introduction.

Title:How and why Do Policies Change?
Author:Isabelle de Lovinfosse
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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