Diffusion of Single-Use Plastic Policies to the EU: A Case Study

Elena Møller Rigas

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


Policy adoption in the EU have shown to be a complicated and slow process. This project has developed a diffusion and market failure framework to analyze the policy process of the EU directive on certain single-use plastic products. The key concepts learning, emulation, coercion, normative pressure and market failure have been utilized in process tracing to explain the outcome policy. The theory and method have been applied to understand what internal and external factors could have influenced the rapid diffusion of single-use plastic policies to the EU. This project has investigated the similarities between civil society, public opinion and existing single-use plastic policies and the EU directive on single-use plastic. It has also explored the internal structures and motivations based on market failure in order to explain the rapid decision of the EU. Finally, it has examined the further implications for policy diffusion to other countries and organizations.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Antal sider29
VejledereOle Helby Petersen