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The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance

Edited by: Udo Diedrichs, Wolfgang Wessels

ISBN13: 9781848448865
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Price: £83.00

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This multi-disciplinary book brings together the research of economists, political scientists and lawyers to explore the recent transformation of governance in the European Union. The emergence, execution and evolution of new modes of governance across several policy fields - and encompassing all three pillars of the European Union - are mapped, analysed and evaluated. In particular, the expert contributors focus on the ways in which these innovative mechanisms and practices interrelate, how they relate to 'old' methods of governance, and what their implications are both for the effectiveness and efficiency of policy-making. Conclusions are drawn in the form of an integrated new framework that explains the dynamics of EU governance with an 'integrative spiral' driven by the interrelation between the legal and the living architecture of the EU. 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 essential reading for scholars, researchers and policy-makers in the fields of European studies, law and economics, and political science and theory.

EU Law
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 Bahr and Gerda Falkner
6. Cohesion Policy in the New Member States - Unfolding New Modes of Governance Kalman Dezseri and Krisztina Vida
7. The Emergence, Execution, Evolution and Evaluation of Modes of Governance in the EU's Common Foreign and Defence Policy Udo Diedrichs
8. Modes of EU Governance in the Justice and Home Affairs Domain: Specific Factors, Types, Evolution Trends and Evaluation Jorg Monar
9. New Modes of Governance - Perspectives from the Legal and the Living Architecture of the European Union Udo Diedrichs