EU law consists of several thousand acts of which the overwhelming majority are made by the Commission. The Commission is controlled by comitology, a system of committees of member state representatives that are consulted when new acts are proposed. This book looks at why the system was created, how it functions and how it has evolved.
About the Author
JENS BLOM-HANSEN is Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Common Markets Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, European Journal of Political Research, Public Choice, Journal of Public Policy, Public Administration, and others.
Table of ContentsIntroduction A Crackpot Concept A Delegation Perspective on Comitology The Origins of Comitology What is at Stake? A Case Study of the 2006 Comitology Reform Comitology Preferences in Daily Legislation Comitology Across Policy Areas The Comitology System in Daily Practice Conclusion Literature Notes