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By William A. Maloney, Andrew McLaughlin

This booklet provides an research of a few of the adjustments that experience remodeled the auto within the final thirty years illustrating essentially the most major results of globalization. targeting the reaction of Europe's coverage makers, it analyzes government-industry kin at either nationwide and transnational degrees, demonstrating how nationwide coverage tools were eroded by means of neighborhood, political and fiscal integration. there was an important and irreversible shift within the locus of decision-making strength from state states to the nearby point within the motor vehicle quarter.

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Ripley and Franklin (1984) note that often when legislation involves sub-systems, approval from the larger political system is needed. This creates competition, conflict and new policy players. In a fragmented and multi-level decision-making system, policy networks may find it difficult to legitimate their own decisions to the extent achieved in national networks. We would like to raise one final note of caution on the utility of policy network models in explaining policy outcomes. They do not, nor were they ever intended to, offer a holistic account of policy-making.

Not every issue will be resolved in these arenas even if the milieu of consultation rather than electoral politics is the preferred modus operandi (Jordan and Maloney, 1997). There are alternative types of policy-making models (Jordan and Richardson, 1982; Ripley and Franklin, 1976, 1984). g. frequent intervention by elected politicians, and the role of ideology and symbolism in the policy process. There is a fundamental difference between outcomes which emerge from the professional group/bureaucratic interactions, and outcomes where government adopts an impositional policy style, as we shall see in later chapters.

Not surprisingly, car-makers opposed the restrictions on home demand and lobbied government and parliament intensely on the issue. THE EUROPEAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY 23 At a 1947 NACMMI meeting the manufacturers complained that despite their very considerable contribution to the war effort, or the ‘eight lost years (1938–46)’ as they described it, the sector had not been rewarded with releases to the home market after 1945. They repeatedly argued that an expansion of home demand was necessary to utilize spare capacity, boost production and lower unit costs, and provide a more efficient platform for export markets.

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