Reforming the European Commission
Edited by Michael W. Bauer
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Reforming the European Commission by Michael W. Bauer
Book DescriptionMany international and supranational organisations have lately been busy modernising their internal administration. But nowhere has management change received a similar amount of attention than in the case of the European Commission. Although the perception prevails that the Commission has been losing out in recent years, this vivid interest, academic as well as public, in the so-called Kinnock reform suggests that this organisation still remains "at the heart of the Union". The proposition of this book thus is simple. If it remains true that the Commission is an essential part within the (admittedly complex) equation of EU policy-making, changes of the administration basis of this actor are likely to have broader implications. Consequently, this special issue poses three crucial questions about the recent administrative reform of the European Commission: why was such a comprehensive reform possible, what are its specific implications for the Commission as an organisation and what is the likely impact for the policy process? In short, this book puts the organisational base of EU policy-making centre stage. In the quest for answers the authors of the subsequent chapters take distinct perspectives, use various research strategies and methods, and attempt to solve diverse empirical puzzles. But all attempt to add to our understanding of this organisational base, and how to systematically study it. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415466295
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael W. Bauer
Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System, Hardback (January 2015)
Drawing on research from the administrative sciences and using organizational, institutional and decision-making theories, this volume examines the emerging bureaucratic framework of the EU and highlights that analyzing the patterns and dynamics of the EU's administrative capacities is essential to understand how it shapes European public policy.
Dismantling Public Policy, Paperback (July 2014)
Dismantling Public Policy seeks to develop a comparative approach to understanding policy dismantling. It looks at the cutting, reduction, diminution or complete removal of existing policies.
European Commission of the Twenty-first Century, Hardback (June 2013)» View all books by Michael W. Bauer
Co-authored by an international team of researchers and drawing on interviews with senior officials, The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century tests, challenges and refutes many widely held myths about the Commission and the people who work for it.
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Author Biography - Michael W. Bauer
Michael W. Bauer is Assistant Professor for Comparative Public Policy and Administration at the Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz, Germany.
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