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Author Maloney, William A.

Title The European Automobile Industry : Multi Level Governance, Policy and Politics
Edition 1st ed
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2005
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (267 pages)
Series Routledge Research in European Public Policy
Routledge research in European public policy.
Contents Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- 1 Analysing government-industry relations in the automobile sector -- What is being analysed? Sectoral characteristics -- Government-industry relations -- The classic approach -- The sectoral approach -- Policy network analysis -- Policy networks at the EU level -- Definitions and limitations -- Conclusion -- Plan of the book -- Notes -- 2 Heroic strategies and policy failures -- Exports and early problem identification -- The export drive -- The replacement of the horsepower tax -- The Materials Allocation Scheme -- The standardization debate -- The era of selective intervention: 1960-77 -- Regional policy -- Demand management policy -- The non-regulatory approach -- A limited model of intervention: creating a 'national champion' -- Achieving rationalization -- The rescue of BLMC -- The Ryder recommendations -- Consultation -- The options and outcomes -- Conclusion: an end to heroic strategies -- Notes -- 3 Privatization as industrial policy -- Privatization enters the agenda -- The origins of a piecemeal privatization -- The changing dynamics of a government-industry relationship -- Testing the water: the Jaguar flotation and the board's U-turn -- Negotiating the details -- Privatization hits turbulence -- The Ford negotiations -- Parliamentary pressure -- Interlude: the collapse of the GM deal -- The Rover-British Aerospace deal -- British Aerospace fills the vacuum -- Parliamentary scrutiny and EC authority -- A rational industrial strategy? -- Notes -- 4 Japanese inward investment in the British automobile industry -- Muddling through-finding friends -- The Japanese in Britain -- The view from Britain -- Activity, employment and trade: the decline of the British sector -- The diffusion effect
9 The volet interne for automobiles -- Industrial policy -- Technical harmonization -- International harmonization? -- Research and development -- Over-capacity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 10 Governing structures at the European level -- The impact of Europe on domestic networks -- Multi-level governance and policy networks -- Policy networks in the automobile sector -- The Commission seizes the initiative -- The policy network in the 1990s -- Globalization and policy networks -- Notes -- APPENDIX 1 (Source: ACEA, 1997) -- Legislative Overview -- Definition of vehicle categories -- Framework directive for whole vehicle type approval -- Recently adopted legislation -- Legislation under discussion -- Emission legislation Under discussion -- APPENDIX 2 (Source: ACEA, 1997) -- Legislation on legal, environmental and consumer protection matters -- Existing legislation applicable to the automobile industry -- Competition law -- Consumer protection -- Intellectual property -- Other -- Taxation -- Legislation under discussion -- Air quality approved legislation -- Air quality proposed legislation -- Fuel approved legislation -- Fuel proposed legislation -- APPENDIX 3 -- Collective Organizations -- APPENDIX 4 -- British Leyland's Organizational Stucture 1983 -- APPENDIX 5 -- The EC-JAPAN Car Accord -- EC undertakings -- MITI undertakings -- Bibliography -- Index
The existing producers fight back -- Local content -- UK automotive investment: the view from Japan -- The evolution of world players -- The first phase of foreign direct investment policy 1950-72 -- FDI strategy after 1972 -- Investing in the UK -- The longer-term development of the British policy -- Conclusion: the illusion of design? -- Notes -- 5 Policy networks in the UK automobile sector -- Independent political activity -- The limits of collective action -- Inadequate consultation? -- The automobile industry: clientele pluralism and pressure pluralism? -- Industrial steering and the automobile industry -- The impact of networks on industrial policies -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 6 Policy participation at the European level -- The evolution of collective representation in the automobile industry -- Relations become strained -- Challenging the weak group thesis -- The national route to Brussels -- Independent activity by automobile companies -- The formation of ACEA -- The Isolation of Peugeot -- The ACEA/Commission relationship -- The selective distribution system -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 7 State aids -- A policy framework for the European automobile sector -- The evolution of a state aids policy -- State aid policy 1980-6 -- A more active Commission: 1986-9 -- The restructuring of Renault -- Implementation difficulties -- The Rover Group privatization 1988 -- New disclosures -- Learning from the restructuring cases -- The 1989 framework and its implementation -- State aid policy: some conclusions -- Notes -- 8 Trade policy and the volet externe -- Replacing national arrangements with a regional policy -- Reaction to the 1990 proposals -- The Commission tries again -- The role of the Commission -- ACEA responds -- The 1991 understanding -- The transplant issue -- Implementation problems -- Conclusion -- Notes
Summary This book presents an analysis of some of the changes that have transformed the automobile industry in the last thirty years illustrating some of the most significant consequences of globalization. Focusing on the response of Europe's policy makers, it analyzes government-industry relations at both national and transnational levels, demonstrating how national policy instruments have been eroded by regional, political and economic integration. There has been a significant and irreversible shift in the locus of decision-making power from nation states to the regional level in the automobile sector
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Subject Automobile industry and trade -- Government policy -- Europe
Automobile industry and trade -- Europe.
Automobile industry and trade -- Government policy.
Automobile industry and trade.
Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author McLaughlin, Andrew.
ISBN 0203983998
9780203983997