Controlling the EU Executive?: The Politics of Delegation in the European Union by Gijs Jan BrandsmaControlling the EU Executive?: The Politics of Delegation in the European Union by Gijs Jan Brandsma

Controlling the EU Executive?: The Politics of Delegation in the European Union

byGijs Jan Brandsma, Jens Blom-Hansen

Hardcover | November 5, 2017

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Every year the EU Commission issues thousands of rules based on powers delegated by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. But delegation is carefully controlled. Traditionally, control has been exerted through a system of committees of member state representatives("comitology"). However, this system was contested by the European Parliament which was left without any influence. The Lisbon Treaty introduced a new control regime for delegated powers, the so-called delegated acts system, which was meant to supplement the existing system. The new system involvesdirect control by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament and thus for the first time gave the European Parliament real influence over delegated powers. However, the choice over which delegation regime to use in practice has turned into one of the most vehement institutional conflictsin the EU political system. This book represents the first comprehensive investigation of this conflict. It does so by a combination of methods and data, including process-tracing of the introduction of the new system in the Lisbon Treaty, case studies of selected post-Lisbon delegation situations, and statistical analysis ofdatasets comprising hundreds of post-Lisbon legislative files.
Gijs Jan Brandsma is Assistant Professor in European Union Politics and Administration at Utrecht University. His research focuses on institutional developments and decision-making in the European Union, and in particular on the workings of political and administrative arrangements "behind the scenes": committees, expert groups, regula...
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Title:Controlling the EU Executive?: The Politics of Delegation in the European UnionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:November 5, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Theorizing Delegation and Control Regimes in the EU3. Institutional Contestation of Delegation in the EU over Time4. The Battle over the Lisbon Treaty's Two Control Regimes: Getting the Delegated Acts and Implementing Acts Regimes in Place5. Institutional Preferences on the Post-Lisbon Control Regimes: Qualitative Evidence6. Institutional Preferences on the Post-Lisbon Control Regimes: Quantitative Evidence7. Explaining Choices of Delegation and Control Regimes8. Conclusion and the Way Ahead