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    The politics of conflict management in EU regulation

    Mabbett, Deborah and Schelkle, W. (2009) The politics of conflict management in EU regulation. West European Politics 32 (4), pp. 699-718. ISSN 0140-2382.

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    This article examines how the conflicts latent in EU regulation are managed. First, it looks at how policy issues are framed as positive-sum games, party-political arenas avoided and consensual problem-solving methods of policy-making promoted. Then it addresses the puzzle of the robustness of regulatory conflict management. If challenged in its regulatory endeavour, the EU tends to respond with more regulation. Finally, the article outlines the limitations of regulatory conflict management which are to be found less in outright deadlock than in attenuation of processes, loss of focus, information overload and a tendency to solve small problems while neglecting large ones.


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    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
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    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 15:29
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18


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