Participatory Governance and European Administrative Law: New Legal Benchmarks for the New European Public Order

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dc.contributor.author NICKEL, Rainer
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-30T13:25:29Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-30T13:25:29Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6739
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/6310
dc.description.abstract European Governance is more than just a policy instrument without legal significance. Its regulatory sub-divisions, such as Comitology, the Lamfalussy procedure, and the growing number of European administrative agencies, have colonized substantive parts of the law-shaping and law-making processes. This contribution argues that European Governance is a distinct phenomenon that cannot be easily reconciled with traditional notions of legislation and administration, but needs to be theorized differently. Accordingly, its legal shape has to be adjusted to this new situation, too. Neither a - still only vaguely defined - concept of ‘accountability’, nor a non-binding policy concept of ‘good governance’ can fill this gap. A re-definition of European Governance - as an ‘integrating administration’ – has to take the new developments of a distinct European administrative governance sphere seriously. At the same time, it has to address the specific legitimatory problématique of the new governance structures in a sufficient manner. The specific character of these structures calls for an institutionalization of participatory patterns within the governance structures: by ensuring the involvement of civil society actors, stakeholders and the public in the arguing, bargaining, and reasoning processes of both European governance and European regulation, the odd position of European governance, which oscillates between legislative and administrative functions, can be targeted more adequately. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI LAW en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2006/26 en
dc.subject Accountability en
dc.subject administrative law en
dc.subject civil society en
dc.subject comitology en
dc.subject European law en
dc.subject governance en
dc.subject legitimacy en
dc.subject multilevel governance en
dc.subject networks en
dc.subject participation en
dc.subject public administration en
dc.subject regulation en
dc.title Participatory Governance and European Administrative Law: New Legal Benchmarks for the New European Public Order en
dc.type Working Paper en
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