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Epistemic communities, collective entrepreneurship and European integration

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anthony Zito


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This article investigates the conditions under which epistemic communities define the preferences of European Union (EU) policy-makers. The paper examines how one epistemic community, using the critical loads approach, has influenced EU acid rain policy. The article contends that actors seeking to change EU policy must pursue collective entrepreneurship. Epistemic communities can provide such entrepreneurship, but they only operate in very defined circumstances.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Zito AR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of European Public Policy

Year: 2001

Volume: 8

Issue: 4

Pages: 585-603

Print publication date: 01/08/2001

ISSN (print): 1350-1763

ISSN (electronic): 1466-4429

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/13501760110064401


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