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Title: Federalism and Multilevel Governance in Tobacco Policy: The European Union, the United Kingdom, and Devolved UK Institutions
Authors: Asare, Bossman
Cairney, Paul
Studlar, Donley T
Contact Email: p.a.cairney@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Asare B, Cairney P & Studlar DT (2009) Federalism and Multilevel Governance in Tobacco Policy: The European Union, the United Kingdom, and Devolved UK Institutions, Journal of Public Policy, 29 (1), pp. 79-102.
Abstract: Most studies of tobacco control policy focus on the central level of national governments. Yet within the European Union, three levels of government have responsibilities for tobacco control: the EU; the central governments of member states; and provinces or devolved levels of government. This article examines the role of each in the formation of tobacco policy in the United Kingdom. It compares the theory of regulatory federalism with multilevel governance as explanations for tobacco regulatory policy within the EU. While executive-legislative fusion in the United Kingdom leads to the practice of discretionary federalism, the EU provides mixed support for the theory of regulatory federalism. There is significant policy innovation in the UK and its devolved territories as well as limited policy authority for tobacco control in the EU. Overall, multi-level governance (MLG) may be a superior, albeit incomplete, explanation of tobacco control within the EU and the UK.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/15960
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0143814X09000993
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Public Policy / Volume 29 / Issue 01 / April 2009 , pp 79-102 Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2009 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0143814X09000993.
Affiliation: Graceland University
Politics
West Virginia University

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