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Research Handbook on EU Administrative Law

Edited by Carol Harlow, Emeritus Professor of Law, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Päivi Leino, Professor of International and European Law, University of Eastern Finland; Adjunct Professor of EU Law, University of Helsinki; Academy of Finland Research Fellow; Visiting Fellow, EUI Law Department, Finland and Giacinto della Cananea, Professor of Administrative Law and EU Administrative Law, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Key chapters, written by leading experts across the field, engage with important ongoing debates in the field of EU administrative law, focusing on areas of topical interest such as financial markets, the growing security state and problematic common asylum procedures. In doing so, they provide a summary of what we know, don’t know and ought to know about EU administrative law.

Examining the control functions of administrative law and the machinery for accountability, this Research Handbook eloquently challenges areas of authoritarian governance, such as the Eurozone and security state, where control and accountability are weak and tackles the seemingly insoluble question of citizen ‘voice’ and access to policy-making.
Extent: 656 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78471 067 5
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  • Law - Academic
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • European Law
This Handbook uses a thematic and interdisciplinary approach to discuss and analyse the various governance structures of the EU, focusing in particular on how these are administered.

Key chapters, written by leading experts across the field, engage with important ongoing debates in the field of EU administrative law, focusing on areas of topical interest such as financial markets, the growing security state and problematic common asylum procedures. In doing so, they provide a summary of what we know, don’t know and ought to know about EU administrative law.

Examining the control functions of administrative law and the machinery for accountability, this Research Handbook eloquently challenges areas of authoritarian governance, such as the Eurozone and security state, where control and accountability are weak and tackles the seemingly insoluble question of citizen ‘voice’ and access to policy making.

Practical and engaging, this timely Research Handbook is sure to appeal to scholars and researchers of EU administrative law and EU law more broadly. Legal practitioners and EU policy makers will also benefit from its high level of engagement with contemporary deliberations.
‘The essence of EU governance is unavoidably administrative. We must thank Harlow, Leino and della Cananea for pulling together these contributions exploring the administrative dimension of EU law and politics with such expertise, range and insight. The authors do not shy away from uncomfortable topics, whether it’s creeping authoritarianism or the challenges of top-down oversight or bottom-up participation. In a system becoming arguably more diffuse, fragmented, technocratic, and juristocratic by the day, this Handbook will serve as an essential tool for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of the integration project at this pivotal moment in its history.’
– Peter L. Lindseth, University of Connecticut, School of Law, US

‘Bold, fresh and impeccably researched, this invaluable book will allow the reader to understand the manifold sides of European Administrative Law, the most vital area of EU law. Leading scholars of this legal science, coordinated and edited by Carol Harlow, Giacinto della Cananea and Paivi Leino, have written twenty two essays on particularly relevant issues of European Administrative Law, achieving remarkable results. The book successfully combines long established topics, such as “accountability and control”, with other areas not yet fully explored, including “voice and citizenship” and, controversially, “resurgent authoritarianism”. The result is a formative Research Handbook, indispensable for students, scholars and European legal administrators. It provides new legal substance to the concept of “European Administrative Space”.’
– Mario P. Chiti, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Florence and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam of European Administrative Law, LUISS University, Italy

‘The science of "European Administrative Law" has reached a level of maturity which is reflected by the fact that it is no longer solely the subject of more or less theoretical, exploratory works: it now merits the development of handbooks. Carol Harlow, Päivi Leino-Sandberg and Giacinto della Cananea have gathered to make this book one of the most expert authorities in the field. The themes are very well chosen, covering what are certainly the most critical issues in the area. The same is true of the concepts mobilised, with those conveyed by regulatory theory being particularly welcome. This Handbook will no doubt be a valuable instrument for students and researchers working on the still new, but increasingly well-recognized, field of “European Administrative Law".’
– Jean-Bernard Auby, Professor, Director of the Governance and Public Law Chair, Sciences Po Paris, France

'This book presents us with a rich collection or individual chapters with a pan-European outlook exploring core questions of legal research considering the accountability of the EU administration. It deserves to be widely read by scholars at all levels of seniority across Europe.'
– Common Market Law Review

‘The title is well described as both practical and engaging. It is also timely and of appeal to all academic and practitioner levels for researchers of European Union administrative law and EU law more broadly as the Great Repeal Act goes through Parliament in 2017 and we all face an uncertain future. Legal practitioners and EU policy makers mainly in the public sector will also benefit from its high level of what the editors describe as “engagement with contemporary deliberations”. That is exactly what you get with this important and brilliantly researched new book from Elgar. ’
– The Barrister Magazine

Contributors: V. Abazi, M. Baran, T.A. Börzel, K. Bradley, A. Brenninkmeijer, E. Chiti, D. Curtin, H. Darbishire, M. de Visser, G. della Cananea, M. Everson, J. Grimheden, E. Guild, C. Harlow, E.G. Heidbreder, H.C.H. Hofmann, C. Joerges, M. Kjaerum, P. Leino, L. Leppävirta, I. Maher, J. Mendes, L. Muzi, N. Półtorak, T. Raunio, R. Rawlings, M. Ruffert, J.-P. Schneider, C. Scott, G. Toggenburg
Contents:

Introduction: European Administrative Law: A Thematic Approach
Carol Harlow, Giacinto della Cananea, Päivi Leino

Part I Context and Theory
1. European Administration: Nature and Developments of a Legal and Political Space
Herwig C.H. Hofmann

2. The European Administration: Imperium and Dominium
Giacinto della Cananea

3. Remarks on the Language of Administrative Law Scholarship in the EU
Matthias Ruffert

Part II The Work of Administration
4. Information Exchange and its Problems
Jens-Pieter Schneider

5. ‘Administering Human Rights’: The Experience of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency
Jonas Grimheden, Morten Kjaerum and Gabriel Toggenburg

6. Administrative Law and the Common European Asylum System
Elspeth Guild

Part III Resurgent Authoritarianism
7. Between Constitutional Command and Technocratic Rule: Post Crisis Governance and the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (“The Fiscal Compact”)
Michelle Everson and Christian Joerges

8. The European Union Security Exception: Beyond Control?
Vigjilenca Abazi and Deirdre Curtin

9. Accountability Dilemmas of Regulating Financial Markets Through the European Supervisory Agencies
Päivi Leino

Part IV Accountability and Control
10. Enforcement and Compliance
Tanya A. Börzel and Eva G. Heidbreder

11. Four Meta-doctrines of Regulatory Accountability in the European Union
Colin Scott and Imelda Maher

12. The Scope of EU Courts’ Jurisdiction and Review of Administrative Decisions – The Problem of Intensity Control of Legality
Mariusz Baran

13. Control and Scrutiny: Parliaments as Agents of Administrative Law
Tapio Raunio

14. Audit and Administrative Law
Alex Brennkinmeijer

Part V Voice and Citizenship
15. Executive Rule-making: Procedures in Between Constitutional Principles and Institutional Entrenchment
Joana Mendes

16. The Right to Ask…The Right to Know – The Successes and Failures in Access to Documents Rules and Practices from an NGO Perspective
Liisa Leppävirta with Helen Darbishire

17. Judicial Review of EU Administrative Rules: to Lisbon and Beyond
Kieran Bradley

18. Networking and Dialogue in the European Judicial Arena
Maartje de Visser

19. Administrative Due Process of Law in the Light of the Jurisprudence of EU Courts: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Laura Muzi

20. Complaints Systems and EU Governance - A New Look
Richard Rawlings

Part VI Impact and Outreach
21. Enlargement and Administrative Law: The Polish Experience
Nina Póltorak

22. EU Administrative law in an International Perspective
Edoardo Chiti

Endpiece
Carol Harlow, Giacinto della Cananea and Päivi Leino

Index