Informal Governance in the European Union

Overview

This text is devoted to those aspects of governance and policy making in the European Union that are labeled "informal." Thirteen contributions from international scholars explore such areas as the role of personal relationships; the presence of non-institutional channels of interest representation; and the relevance of the unwritten rules and routines governing these facets of EU politics. The papers were originally presented at a 2002 conference held at the European University Institute in San Domenico di ...
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Overview

This text is devoted to those aspects of governance and policy making in the European Union that are labeled "informal." Thirteen contributions from international scholars explore such areas as the role of personal relationships; the presence of non-institutional channels of interest representation; and the relevance of the unwritten rules and routines governing these facets of EU politics. The papers were originally presented at a 2002 conference held at the European University Institute in San Domenico di Fesole. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843763512
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Abbreviations
Preface
1 Informal governance in the European Union: an introduction 1
2 Informal governance: improving EU democracy? 22
3 Cultures of states and informal governance in the EU: an exploratory study of elites, power and identity 36
4 Common Market institutions, fraud and informal networks 57
5 Building velvet triangles: gender and informal governance 76
6 The informal governance of EU environmental policy: the case of biodiversity protection 94
7 Selling off the state and supranational regulation: informal governance in the EU 114
8 Informal governance and biotechnology 129
9 Formal and informal governance in Single Market regulation 150
10 Informal governance in the Common Agricultural Policy 173
11 Informality as an asset? The case of EU 189
12 Governing by informal networks? Nuclear interest groups and the eastern enlargement of the EU 207
13 Backing into the future? Informality and the proliferation of governance modes (and policy participants) in the EU 226
Bibliography 237
Index 263
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