Mutual Recognition as a New Mode of Governance

Author: Susanne Schmidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317969766
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Mutual recognition is generally forgotten in debates about new modes of governance, even though it is a particular powerful example. Its invention was crucial for the completion of the European Union’s single market, and in the late 1990s it was transferred to the field of Justice and Home Affairs. Outside of the EU, mutual recognition is also gaining in importance. This book discusses mutual recognition in the context of the debate on new modes of governance and analyzes its potential to solve governance problems, focusing on the preconditions it needs for its functioning (e.g. trust of the Member states), the positive implications of achieving coordination through it, as well as its negative side effects (e.g. the danger of a regulatory race to the bottom). Particular focus is on the contentious services directive as a prominent example of using mutual recognition. In addition, contributions look at the application of mutual recognition in the market for goods, in the area of Justice and Home Affairs, in tax policy, and in the World Trade Organization, so that the book achieves a comprehensive assessment of mutual recognition as a new mode of governance. This book was previously published as special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

Verwaltungskoordination in Mehrebenensystemen

Author: Jan Wolfgang Doser
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845287292
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Die Studie präsentiert einen systematischen Vergleich der inter-administrativen Strukturen und Prozesse in zehn internationalen Multi-Level Systemen. Damit gibt die Studie Einblicke in die Beziehungen von Verwaltungsakteuren auf verschiedenen Ebenen. Dazu wird eine top-down Perspektive auf die Formen der Handlungskoordination zwischen den Administrationen eingenommen und besonders auf die Aktivitäten der internationalen Verwaltungen fokussiert. Die empirischen Befunde legen nahe, dass internationale Verwaltungen aktive Policy-Maker sind, die gegenüber nationalen Pendants verschiedene Rollen einnehmen und strategisch ihre Ziele verfolgen. Hierbei sind sie in komplexe Kontexte eingebunden und auf kooperative und kommunikative Strategien der Handlungskoordination angewiesen. Der Autor betätigt sich in der vergleichenden Föderalismusforschung und in den Debatten um Multi-Level Governance und dem Konzept von Mehrebenenverwaltungen.

The Justification of Europe

Author: Jürgen Neyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199641242
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The Justification of Europe offers an engaging new interpretation of the European Union, combining normative and positive approaches in an innovative way.

European Democracy as Demoi cracy

Author: Francis Cheneval
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317512804
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Whereas ‘democracy’ assumes a single demos or people, ‘demoi-cracy’ refers to democratic government and governance in a polity constituted by separate peoples. Since the European Union consists of many demoi with different collective identities, largely separate public spheres, and a predominantly national political infrastructure, demoi-cracy is an appropriate standard for the analysis and evaluation of democracy in the EU. In its vertical dimension, demoi-cracy is based on the equality and interaction of citizens’ and statespeoples’ representatives in the making of common policies. Horizontally, it seeks to balance equal transnational rights of citizens with national policy-making autonomy. This volume offers exemplary studies exploring the potential for and the workings of demoi-cracy in the EU across a broad range of institutions and issues in both its vertical and horizontal dimensions. In particular, the contributions address the following questions: Is demoi-cracy relevant to citizen attitudes and public discourse on the EU’s legitimacy? How do national and supranational democratic institutions interact? Do the EU’s modes of governance, such as regulation through agencies, mutual recognition, and the open method of coordination, meet demoi-cratic expectations? This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

The European Court of Justice and the Policy Process

Author: Susanne K. Schmidt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191027596
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The European Court of Justice is one of the most important actors in the process of European integration. Political science still struggles to understand its significance, with recent scholarship emphasizing how closely rulings reflect member states' preferences. This book argues that the implications of the supremacy and direct effect of the EU Treaty have still been overlooked. As it constitutionalizes an intergovernmental treaty, the European Union has a detailed set of policies inscribed into its constitution that are extensively shaped by the Court's case law. If rulings have constitutional status, their impact will be considerable, even if the Court only occasionally diverts from member states' preferences. By focusing on the four freedoms of goods, services, persons, and capital, as well as citizenship rights, the book analyses how the Court's development of case law has ascribed a broad meaning to these freedoms. The constitutional status of this case law constrains policymaking at the European and member-state levels. Different case studies show how major pieces of EU legislation partly codify case law. Judicialization is important in the EU. It also directly constrains member-state policies. Court rulings oriented towards individual disputes are difficult to translate into general policies-but if they have constitutional status they have to go through this process. Policy options are thereby withdrawn from majoritarian decision-making. As the Court cannot be overruled, short of a Treaty change, its case law casts a long shadow over policymaking in the European Union, undermining the legitimacy of this political order.

Regulation Through Agencies in the EU

Author: Damien Geradin
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781845422677
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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.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Europa ja aber welches

Author: Dieter Grimm
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406688705
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Die Europäische Union hat keinen Mangel an Kritik und Akzeptanzproblemen – doch die Ursachen werden häufig an der falschen Stelle gesucht. Während viele hoffen, dass sich durch eine Ausweitung der Kompetenzen des Europäischen Parlaments das Demokratiedefizit der Union beheben lässt, zeigt Dieter Grimm, warum diese Hoffnung trügt. In grundsätzlichen Erörterungen und Einzelstudien zeigt Grimm, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Rechtswissenschaftler, dass eine Ursache für die starken Akzeptanzprobleme meist übersehen wird, nämlich die Verselbständigung der exekutiven und judikativen Organe der EU (Kommission und Europäischer Gerichtshof) von den demokratischen Prozessen in den Mitgliedstaaten und der EU selbst, die ihre Wurzel wiederum in der vom Gerichtshof vorgenommenen „Konstitutionalisierung der Verträge“ hat. Er geht den Ursachen für diese problematische Entwicklung nach und bietet Vorschläge zu ihrer Korrektur an.