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explaining member state preferences in European environmental regulation
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Teuber
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Dominik
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1989-
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Dominik Teuber
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author
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Poast
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Paul
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Paul Poast
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Advisory Committee
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chair
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Levy
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Jack
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Jack Levy
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Advisory Committee
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internal member
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Wallace
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Geoffrey
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Geoffrey Wallace
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2014
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2014-05
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xx
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eng
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This thesis contributes to the literature on everyday policy-making in the European Union by providing insights into the determinants of member state preferences on environmental issues that are negotiated in the Council of the European Union. By presenting the first large-scale quantitative study of a whole sector, it acknowledges the sector-specificity of European political competition and helps in developing a more sophisticated understanding of policy-making in the European Union. I isolate 76 issues in legislative proposals that deal with environmental regulation from the DEUII dataset and use the member state preferences contained in it to test a theoretical framework made up of three theories of European integration and political contestation. I apply Liberal Intergovernmentalism, Neofunctionalism as well as the Constructivist argument that ideas matter to member state preference formation in everyday environmental policy-making and only find support for Liberal Intergovernmentalism. Random-effects generalized least squares regression as well as random-effects ordered logistic regression reveal that only Liberal Intergovernmentalism in its regulatory formulation is supported, while the expectations of Neofunctionalism and Constructivism are not confirmed. In substantive terms, this means that countries with lower levels of development and therefore lower environmental standards show stronger opposition towards European environmental regulation when the affected economic sector is important for the national economy, but stronger support when they have high levels of development and therefore higher environmental standards, ceteris paribus. Thus, member states’ dominant reasoning follows the goal to avoid adaptation costs for their economy.
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Political Science
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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electronic resource
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vi, 53 p. : ill.
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Dominik Teuber
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European Union--Politics and government
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Public administration--European Union countries
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European Union countries--Politics and government
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Environmental policy--European Union countries
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Environmental law--European Union countries
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3K35S0T
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ETD graduate
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Teuber
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Dominik
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2014-04-09 17:13:51
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Dominik Teuber
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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