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How Europe shapes British public policy$
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Janice Morphet

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300465

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.001.0001

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How does Europe shape British public policy?

How does Europe shape British public policy?

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How Europe shapes British public policy
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Janice Morphet

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0009

This concluding chapter of the book examines the way in which the EU shapes UK public policy in practice. It does this through a series of analytical lenses including agenda setting, the application of a programmatic approach to government policy, policy persistence and operational style. It also consider the detachment of policy from delivery to create orphan polices and the amplification of EU policy through processes of ‘gold plating’. Finally there is a discussion of the use of ‘blame culture’. The chapter goes on to consider the implications of this shaping including quasi-marketisation of the public sector, constitutional reform, the development of policy institutions and the development of policy culture. In particular there is a discussion about the effects of depoliticisation on policy issues within the UK which are EU in origin. It also covers the UK’s policy dependency on the EU. The final part of this chapter considers the ways in which the provenance of EU policies within the UK can be detected including intertextuality, the role of meta narratives, orphan policies, continuity between political parties, persistence in delivery, absenting the ‘other’, shadow synchronicity, indirect comparison and comparative coincidence.

Keywords:   EU, UK, Public policy, Policy shaping, Blame culture, Gold plating, depoliticisation

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