Policy change and instruments of public policy


Abstract : Each European public policy has its own instruments of public policy and mechanisms of compliance (IPMC). They include norms, incentives, rhetoric, rules, tools, finances, sanctions and so on. They can be differentiated among many lines: there are “strong” and “weak” instruments; instruments that “respect sovereignty” and “intrusive instruments”; binding and non-binding rules. IPMC matter: it is a combination of such mechanisms – rather than any single policy tool – that enables the Union to be effective in reshaping domestic public policies and realities. Today these IPMC deserve more political and scholarly attention. They are an indicator of the ability of the EU to promote change, to increase compliance and to prevent instances of under compliance at the domestic level. Besides, the current state of the Union shows that policy-makers and high level officials are confronted with major dilemmas: How to find the middle way between effective and legitimate instruments of compliance? How to maximize impact and to minimize inconsistency? How to conciliate diversity and flexibility beyond the risks of collapse of the Union? This project intends to answer these questions. It examines the power of the EU to define and redefine its instruments of public policy and mechanisms of compliance (IPMC) in two distinctive fields: the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the set of internal and external policies dealing with funda
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Coman Ramona
Email : Ramona.coman@ulb.ac.be
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Centre de recherche/Research center : CEVIPOL
Faculté/Faculty : FacultĂ© des Sciences sociales et politiques/Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Sciences politiques et sociales/Social and Political Sciences
Ecole doctorale thématique/Graduate School (French Only): Etudes europĂ©ennes



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