This study details the variety of European regulatory politics as it reaches into the so-called finer points of the European market. Case studies on transport, the environment, and consumer protection illustrate the efforts made to include the concerns of consumers, environmentalists and other social actors, alongside those of the industries concerned. This penetrating analysis of the single European market reveals just how many opportunities there are for different interests to influence the process.
About the Author
Alasdair R. Young is Researcher in European Politics in the Sussex European Institute at the University of Sussex.
Helen Wallace is Co-Director of the Sussex European Institute and Director of the ESRC "The Europe or Several" Program at the University of Sussex.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Regulatory Politics in the EU
• Curbing Vehicle Pollution: “End-of-Pipe” and End of the Road?
• Reviving the Common Transport Policy through Liberalization?
• Consumer Interests in the Single Market
• A Larger and More Diverse Market
• Market Integration and Civic Interests