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EU Administrative Governance

Edited by Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Professor of European and Transnational Public Law, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg and Alexander H. Türk, Professor of Law, King’s College London, UK
This book is a unique contribution to the understanding of the reality of government and governance in the European Union (EU).
Extent: 640 pp
Hardback Price: £145.00 Web: £130.50
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84542 285 1
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This book is a unique contribution to the understanding of the reality of government and governance in the European Union (EU).

It illustrates the EU’s multi-level system and within it the activities of agenda setting, policy formulation and implementation which all involve co-operation between public administrations from the sub-national, national, supranational and international levels. The book portrays how co-operation amongst administrations in Europe has become the backbone of the EU’s unique system of government and governance. Many forms of co-operation have led to a truly integrated administration, which has developed in an evolutionary fashion and operates in large parts beyond the formally constituted rules of the treaties. EU Administrative Governance unites studies analysing policy phases and the most important policy areas from all three pillars of the EU. It outlines some of the main challenges which arise from the close integration of national and European administrations and explores implications for accountability and legitimacy of Europe’s increasingly integrated administration.

This unique contribution to the contemporary understanding of structures underlying European government and the exercise of governance will be of great interest to scholars in the fields of administrative law, EU law and administrative sciences.
‘The book is well researched and exquisitely cited so to provide its readers with a quick reference to the most pertinent case law holdings and legislation in this growing area of law. . . its exquisite analysis of a difficult regulatory arena warrants a recommendation for law schools that offer comparative law courses or courses in European Union law.’
– Dragomir Cosanici, International Journal of Legal Information

‘This book is a valuable compendium. . . provides a useful starting point for future studies on administrative leadership and administrative self-organization. . .’
– Paul W. Thurner, European Law Books
Contributors: H. Aden, K.S.C. Bradley, C. Costello, S. Duke, M. Everson, D. Fischer-Appelt, H.C.H. Hofmann, C. Joerges, T. Larsson, C. Neuhold, E. Radulova, G. Roller, G.C. Rowe, B. Rudloff, G.F. Schaefer, J. Simons, J. Trondal, A.H. Türk, S. Vanhoonacker

An Introduction to EU Administrative Governance
Herwig C.H. Hofmann and Alexander H. Türk

1. Agenda Setting in the European Commission: How the European Commission Structure and Influence the EU Agenda
Torbjörn Larsson and Jarle Trondal

2. The Involvement of Administrative Players in the EU Decision Making Process
Christine Neuhold and Elissaveta Radulova

3. Policy Implementation
Herwig C.H. Hofmann and Alexander H. Türk

4. Comitology in Environmental Policy: Practical Experiences between Efficiency and Legitimacy
Gerhard Roller

5. European Governance of Food Safety
Bettina Rudloff and Johannes Simons

6. Administrative Governance in State Aid Policy
Herwig C.H. Hofmann

7. Modernisation of EC Antitrust Enforcement
Alexander H. Türk

8. Does the EU Need a Single European Securities Regulator?
Dorothee Fischer-Appelt

9. Administrative Governance and the Europeanisation of Asylum and Immigration Policy
Cathryn Costello

10. Administrative Governance in the Field of EU Police and Judicial Co-operation
Hartmut Aden

11. Administrative Governance and CFSP
Simon Duke and Sophie Vanhoonacker

12. EU Committee Governance and the Multilevel Community Administration
Jarle Trondal

13. Comitology and the Courts: Tales of the Unexpected
Kieran St. C. Bradley

14. Tools for the Control of Political and Administrative Agents: Impact Assessment and Administrative Governance in the European Union
Gerard C. Rowe

15. Re-Conceptualising Europeanisation as a Public Law of Collisions: Comitology, Agencies and Interactive Public Adjudication
Michelle Everson and Christian Joerges

16. The Problem of Democratic Legitimacy in a Supranational Government
Torbjörn Larsson and Guenther F. Schaefer


17. Conclusion: Europe’s Integrated Administration
Herwig C.H. Hofmann and Alexander H. Türk