New PDF release: Bureaucrats as Law-makers: Committee decision-making in the

By Frank M. Häge

The Council of Ministers is among the strongest associations of the ecu Union (EU) and performs an enormous function within the ecu policy-making procedure. Drawing on formal thought and mixing quantitative and qualitative tools in an leading edge style, this booklet offers novel insights into the position of nationwide bureaucrats in legislative decision-making of the Council of the european.

The ebook examines and describes the Council of Ministers’ committee approach and its inner decision-making approach. counting on a large quantitative dataset in addition to six distinct case reviews within the coverage components of Agriculture, atmosphere, and Taxation, it offers a complete and systematic overview of the level to which nationwide bureaucrats act as law-makers within the Council. It additionally examines the measure to which theories on collective decision-making, delegation, and overseas socialization can account for version within the involvement of bureaucrats. Investigating how frequently and why nationwide officers in operating events and committees, instead of ministers, make legislative judgements within the ecu, this e-book addresses the consequences of bureaucratic impression for the democratic legitimacy of Council decision-making. the writer reveals that ministers play a as a rule extra very important position in legislative decision-making than frequently assumed, assuaging, to some degree, issues in regards to the democratic legitimacy of Council decisions.

Bureaucrats as Law-Makers may be of curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners within the box of eu Union politics and policy-making, legislative decision-making, intergovernmental negotiations and overseas socialization.

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