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Author Blom-Hansen, Jens

Title The EU comitology system in theory and practice : keeping an eye on the Commission? / Jens Blom-Hansen
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- 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
Introduction -- 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
Summary There is a glaring imbalance between the impressive amount of research into first-tier EU decision-making by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament and the limited research into second-tier EU rule-making by the Commission and the comitology committees. This book seeks to redress that imbalance and find answers to fundamental unresolved questions about the comitology system. It looks at why the system was created, how it has evolved over time and how it functions day to day. The EU Comitology System in Theory and Practice applies a novel theoretical approach, the delegation perspective, and provides answers by analysing a plurality of data sources, including EU legislative databases, survey data of comitology committees, legal documents and news reports. The book argues that member states use the comitology system to strike a balance between delegating powers to the Commission and controlling it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject European Commission -- Committees
SUBJECT European Commission. fast (OCoLC)fst00709495
Subject Decision making -- European Union countries
Delegated legislation -- European Union countries
Legislative oversight -- European Union countries
EU & European institutions -- EU (European Union)
LAW -- International.
Politics and Government.
Decision making.
Delegated legislation.
Legislative oversight.
International institutions -- EU (European Union)
European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230353268