German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer

Belief Systems and the Emergence of Advocacy Coalitions in Nascent Subsystems: A Case Study of the European GNSS Program Galileo
1 Introduction Galileo is a program to establish a European global navigation satellite system (GNSS) which should allow the European breakthrough in satellite-supported navigation and detection (Weyer 2008). It started in 1995 with the pilot project...
Governance Failures in Integrated Transport Policy - on the Mismatch of 'Co-Opetition' in Multi-Level Systems
1 Introduction The puzzle to be dealt with in transport policy is a perennial issue well-known since the post-materialist environmental turn. It is the discrepancy between the repeated call for an integrated transport policy (ITP) and the actual...
Governance of Transport Policy: Introduction to the Special Issue
Transport policy only seldom reaches public attention. Election campaigns usually avoid references to transport policies. Party competition in Germany is concerned with other areas. At the same time transportation policy requires technical knowledge,...
The Field of Transport Policy: An Initial Approach
1 Introduction The field of transport policy can be characterized by a strange peculiarity. On the one hand, the Ministry of Transport holds the biggest budget for investment therefore it seems to be one of the most important policy fields. This...
The Logic of Access to European Commission Expert Groups: Assessing the Delay of the eCall Project
1 Introduction Over the past years, we have seen the spread and often repeated use of closed consultation committees that provide expertise to the European Commission during the first stages of a policy making process. Because most of their activities...