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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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European Union Administration: Legitimacy and Efficiency

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ISBN13: 9789004155732
Published: January 2007
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £110.00



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The book analyses the administrative system in the European Union with a focus on the efficiency and legitimacy of the administrative practices. The administrative system of the European Union is described as a hybrid between a traditional national and an international administration. In the analysis three distinct theoretical perspectives are used (a structural, a procedural and a cultural), thus ensuring that a broad variety of factors are included. Furthermore, in the analysis the administration is seen from the perspective of an individual Eurocrat, but, simultaneously, the overall institutional perspective is maintained by a focus on the effects of the special characteristics of the administrative practices on the efficiency and legitimacy of the administration.

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Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction;
Part I. Concepts, Theories, and Context of the EU Administration;
Chapter 2. The EU’s administration – a political hybrid between a national and an international administration;
Chapter 3. Organizational Theories and the EU administration;
Chapter 4. The EU Administration in Context;
Part II. Administration and Institutions of the European Union;
Chapter 5: Staffing the EU institutions;
Chapter 6: The Commission – Organizational Structure, Processes and Culture;
Chapter 7: The Council of Ministers – Organizational Structure, Processes and Culture;
Chapter 8: Perspectives – Efficiency and legitimacy of the EU administration;