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Regulation through Agencies in the EU

A New Paradigm of European Governance Edited by Damien Geradin, Covington & Burling, George Mason University, US and Tilburg University, the Netherlands, Rodolphe Muñoz, EFTA Surveillance Authority and Nicolas Petit, Research Fellow, University of Liège, Belgium
The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of regulatory agencies at both the national and the EU level. This coherent and clearly structured book is the first of its kind to analyse in equal measure, and interdependently, both national regulatory authorities and European agencies. It brings together a select group of highly esteemed contributors – authorities in their fields – to provide a systematic and over-arching view of regulation in the EU. Unlike many of the previous attempts to shed light on this increasingly opaque and complex co-existence of regulatory systems, this book takes a genuinely multi-disciplinary approach with integrated perspectives from law, politics and economics.
Extent: 296 pp
Hardback Price: $156.00 Web: $140.40
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84542 267 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Regulation and Governance
  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of regulatory agencies at both the national and the EU level. This coherent and clearly structured book is the first of its kind to analyse in equal measure, and interdependently, both national regulatory authorities and European agencies. It brings together a select group of highly esteemed contributors – authorities in their fields – to provide a systematic and over-arching view of regulation in the EU. Unlike many of the previous attempts to shed light on this increasingly opaque and complex co-existence of regulatory systems, this book takes a genuinely multi-disciplinary approach with integrated perspectives from law, politics and economics.

Exploring firstly the rationales for the existence of agencies, the book then goes on to examine how agencies are designed in the EU before considering the legal and political challenges they raise, and finally comparing them with international agencies and agencies in an enlarged Europe and the wider world.

Academic researchers in the fields of law, economics and politics will find Regulation through Agencies in the EU of great interest as will EU law practitioners, policymakers and regulators in Europe.
‘. . . those interested in regulatory politics in Europe will find this book a useful set of essays.’
– Michelle Egan, European Law Review
Contributors: D. Curtin, M. Everson, D. Geradin, P. Larouche, P. Magnette, R. Muñoz, P. Nicolaïdes, N. Petit, C. Scott, M. Thatcher, S. Verhoeven, E. Vos, J. Wouters
Contents:
Part I: Rationales for Setting Up Agencies
1. The Politics of Regulation in the European Union
Paul Magnette
2. Regulation of Liberalised Markets: A New Role for the State? (Or How to Induce Competition Among Regulators)
Phedon Nicolaïdes
Part II: The Design of Agencies in the EU
3. Independent Regulatory Agencies and Elected Politicians in Europe
Mark Thatcher
4. Agencies for European Regulatory Governance: A Regimes Approach
Colin Scott
5. Delegation to EU Non-Majoritarian Agencies and Emerging Practices of Public Accountability
Deirdre Curtin
6. Independence, Accountability and Transparency of European Regulatory Agencies
Ellen Vos
Part III: Challenges Raised by Agencies in the EU
7. Good Governance and European Agencies: The Balance
Michelle Everson
8. Coordination of European and Member State Regulatory Policy: Horizontal, Vertical and Transversal Aspects
Pierre Larouche
9. The Proliferation of National Regulatory Authorities Alongside Competition Authorities: A Source of Jurisdictional Confusion?
Nicolas Petit
Part IV: Agencies in a Comparative and International Perspective
10. The Development of European Regulatory Agencies: Lessons from the American Experience
Damien Geradin
11. Regulation and Globalization: Interactions between International Standard-setting Agencies and the European Union
Jan Wouters and Sten Verhoeven
Index