The Governance of the European Union: The Potential for Multi-Level Control

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Show simple item record Scott, Colin 2015-08-05T16:20:38Z 2015-08-05T16:20:38Z 2002 Blackwell Publishers Ltd en 2002-03
dc.identifier.citation European Law Journal en
dc.description.abstract In its White Paper on the Governance of the European Union the European Commission has adopted a narrow concept of governance which focuses almost exclusively on public institutions exercising legislative and executive power (in other words institutions of government). The article suggests that a theory of multi-level control in the EU would attend to greater variety both in the available governance institutions and the techniques of control. The deployment of an analysis grounded in theories of control suggests that the European Commission is substantially holding to a long-held preference for instruments of government premised on the exercise of hierarchical power. This reform path sits uneasily with revived concerns to render the governance of the EU more democratic. Equally it inhibits the generation of more efficient governance arrangements which place greater dependence on communities, competition, and design as alternative bases of control to hierarchy. Control theory suggests that the assertion of different reform agendas and institutional structures by other actors can check the more wayward(and arguably illegitimate) tendencies within the Commission plan, whilst drawing in alternative bases of control which, when combined, may yield technically superior governance solutions. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights This is the author's version of the following article: Colin Scott (2002) "The Governance of the European Union: The Potential for Multi-Level Control" European Law Journal, 8 (1): 59-79 which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi/org/10.1111/1468-0386.00142. en
dc.subject Regulation en
dc.subject Governance en
dc.subject European Union en
dc.title The Governance of the European Union: The Potential for Multi-Level Control en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 59 en
dc.identifier.endpage 79 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1468-0386.00142
dc.neeo.contributor Scott|Colin|aut|
dc.internal.notes GovOfEUPotentialForMultiLevelControl.pdf en
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