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.
Edited by Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Professor of European and Transnational Public Law, University of Luxembourg and Alexander H. Turk, Professor of Law, King's College London, UK
Contents: An Introduction to EU Administrative Governance Herwig C.H. Hofmann and Alexander H. Turk PART I: POLICY PROCESS 1. Agenda Setting in the European Commission: How the European Commission Structure and Influence the EU Agenda Torbjoern 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. Turk PART II: SECTORAL AREAS 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. Turk 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 PART III: CROSS-SECTION ANALYSIS 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 Torbjoern Larsson and Guenther F. Schaefer CONCLUSION 17. Conclusion: Europe's Integrated Administration Herwig C.H. Hofmann and Alexander H. Turk Index