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The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance

Edited by Udo Diedrichs, Wulf Reiners and Wolfgang Wessels, University of Cologne, Germany
This book brings together the research of different academic disciplines to explore the recent transformation of governance in the European Union.

The emergence, execution and evolution of new modes of EU governance across several policy fields – encompassing all three former pillars of the European Union – are mapped, analysed and evaluated. In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which these innovative mechanisms and practices relate to ‘old’ methods of governance and what their implications are for both the effectiveness and efficiency of policy-making. Particular attention is devoted to the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the shape of EU governance. Conclusions are drawn in the form of an integrated framework that explores the dynamics and differentiation of EU governance.
Extent: 264 pp
Hardback Price: $133.00 Web: $119.70
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 886 5
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This book brings together the research of different academic disciplines to explore the recent transformation of governance in the European Union.

The emergence, execution and evolution of new modes of EU governance across several policy fields – encompassing all three former pillars of the European Union – are mapped, analysed and evaluated. In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which these innovative mechanisms and practices relate to ‘old’ methods of governance and what their implications are for both the effectiveness and efficiency of policy-making. Particular attention is devoted to the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the shape of EU governance. Conclusions are drawn in the form of an integrated framework that explores the dynamics and differentiation of EU governance.

Linking research on modes of governance to the analysis of the basic legal, institutional and procedural features of the EU up to the Lisbon Treaty, this book will prove useful reading for scholars, researchers and policy-makers in the fields of European studies, law and economics, and political science and theory.
‘If you’re a specialist in EU law, whether practitioner or academic lawyer, or possibly a graduate student, this book is a useful research tool. . . the book is certainly a worthwhile source of current thinking and research on a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to EU governance and a great addition to the current European debate.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine
Contributors: H. Bähr, K. Dezséri, U. Diedrichs, G. Falkner, J. Monar, D. Natali, A. Peters, W. Reiners, C. Shaw, O. Treib, K. Vida, W. Wessels
Contents:

Preface

1. The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance
Udo Diedrichs, Wulf Reiners and Wolfgang Wessels

2. Soft Law as a New Mode of Governance
Anne Peters

3. Classifying and Mapping the OMC in Different Policy Areas
Colin Shaw

4. The Pensions OMC: Why Did it Emerge and How Has it Evolved?
David Natali

5. Social Policy and Environmental Policy: Comparing Modes of Governance
Oliver Treib, Holger Bähr and Gerda Falkner

6. Cohesion Policy in the New Member States: Unfolding New Modes of Governance?
Kálmán Dezséri and Krisztina Vida

7. Modes of Governance in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
Udo Diedrichs

8. Modes of EU Governance in the Justice and Home Affairs Domain: Specific Factors, Types, Evolution Trends and Evaluation
Jörg Monar

9. New Modes of Governance: Perspectives from the Legal and the Living Architecture of the European Union
Udo Diedrichs

Index