Experimentalist Governance in the European Union Towards a New Architecture

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-02
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This book develops a bold new interpretation of EU governance as an innovative decision-making architecture well-suited to complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing environments. It brings together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of European and American scholars to analyze the core theoretical features of the EU's new experimentalist governance architecture and explore its empirical development across a series of key policy domains. The results will berequired reading for all those concerned with the nature of the EU and its contribution to contemporary governance beyond the nation-state.

Author Biography

Charles F. Sabel is Maurice T. Moore Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. His publications include Learning by Monitoring, A Constitution of Democratic Experimentalism, Work and Politics: The Division of Labor in Industry, and more.
Jonathan Zeitlin is Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, Political Science, and History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also Director of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy and Founding Director of the European Union Center. He has published extensively on new forms of governance in the European Union, as well as on comparative and historical analysis of business organization, employment relations, and public policy. He is frequently invited to provide policy advice and present his research on EU governance to European institutions, national governments, think tanks, and NGOs. Among his recent books are Changing European Employment and Welfare Regimes, The Oxford Handbook of Business History (OUP, 2007), and The Open Method of Coordination in Action.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
List of tablesp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Learning From Difference: The New Architecture of Experimentalist Governance in the EUp. 1
Innovating European Data Privacy Regulation: Unintended Pathways to Experimentalist Governancep. 29
The Lamfalussy Process: Polyarchic Origins of Networked Financial Rule-Making in the EUp. 43
Experimentalist Governance in the European Energy Sectorp. 61
Networked Competition Governance in the EU: Delegation, Decentralization, or Experimentalist Architecture?p. 79
Emerging Experimentalism in EU Environmental Governancep. 121
Responding to Catastrophe: Towards a New Architecture for EU Food Safety Regulation?p. 151
EU Governance of GMOs: Political Struggles and Experimentalist Solutions?p. 177
Stumbling into Experimentalism: The EU Anti-Discrimination Regimep. 215
Experimentalist Governance in justice and Home Affairsp. 237
The Role of Evaluation in Experimentalist Governance: Learning by Monitoring in the Establishment of the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justicep. 261
Experimentalist Governance in EU External Relations: Enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policyp. 297
Referencesp. 325
General Indexp. 355
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