Reforming the European Commission

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

byEmmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan

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Analyses the impact of the managerial reforms of the European Commission. In 1999 the resignation of the College of Commissioners triggered the implementation of a White Paper which listed 98 measures to overhaul the way the Commission did business. Ten years later what impact have the reforms had on the European Commission and European governance?

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Analyses the impact of the managerial reforms of the European Commission. In 1999 the resignation of the College of Commissioners triggered the implementation of a White Paper which listed 98 measures to overhaul the way the Commission did business. Ten years later what impact have the reforms had on the European Commission and Europea...

EMMANUELLE SCHÖN-QUINLIVAN is Lecturer in Politics with the Department of Government at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland. She specialises in European Union politics, public management and institutional change. She has published extensively on the impact of the Kinnock reforms on the European Commission, including in the Jo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.11 × 5.82 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: How to analyse administrative reforms in the European Commission
1950 – 1984: Constructing the administrative Commission
1985 – 1998: the foundations for the Kinnock reforms
A novel strategy for reform
Reforming public administrations: New Public Management and the White Paper
From policy to practice: operationalising NPM
The Secretariat General: a case study in innovation
DG Regional Policy: a case study in adaptation
DG Transport and Energy: a case study in resistance
Conclusions: understanding heterogeneous institutional change in the Commission