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Executive Politics and Governance

Building EU Regulatory Capacity

The Work of Under-Resourced Agencies in the European Union

Authors: Heims, Eva

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  • Develops the idea that EU regulatory capacity building rests on the willingness of EU and national regulators to go above and beyond in cooperating with each other
  • Examines what motivates national regulators to play a role in building EU regulatory capacity by devoting their expertise and staff to the work of potential rival organisations, namely EU agencies
  • Argues that national regulators support EU agencies in their work if it helps them to tackle the key regulatory challenges they face in their domestic contexts
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This book examines regulatory capacity beyond the nation state. It suggests that we can only understand why EU agencies are able to build EU regulatory capacity if we acknowledge that national regulators provide their expertise, staff and resources to the regulatory processes taking place in these EU bodies. This raises the puzzle of why national regulators are willing to provide ‘life support’ to potentially rival organisations. The book is devoted to answering this question in order to understand how EU regulatory capacity is created in the absence of a full supranational regulatory bureaucracy. To do so, the book studies to what extent national regulators from two countries (the UK and Germany) support EU agencies in their work across four policy sectors (drug safety, food safety, maritime safety and banking supervision). The book makes a significant contribution by developing a bureaucratic politics perspective that highlights the importance of national regulators for EU regulatory capacity building.

About the authors

Eva Heims is Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of York, UK. She is also a research associate at the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation, LSE, UK. Dr Heims’ research in the field of public policy and administration focuses on the politics of (transnational) regulation.

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“This book develops a compelling theoretical account of multilevel regulatory governance in the European Union. Why do national agencies contribute to some EU agencies’ task fulfilment, while having strained relationships with others? The book’s comprehensive empirical analysis spells out the conditions for effective multi-level coordination and provides significant insights for the design of regulatory institutions.” (Tobias Bach, University of Oslo, Norway)

“This book provides an excellent analysis of the complex relationship between national and European administrative actors and draws a nuanced picture of the conditions influencing European regulatory capacity building. Comparing four policy domains in two different countries, it delivers rich empirical evidence for its argument.” (Eva Ruffing, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)

“A valuable and insightful contribution on regulatory capacity building in the EU. The book’s persuasive argument and evidence underscore the importance of adopting a bureaucratic politics perspective to studying co-operation dilemmas in the EU, as well as the value of studying this system in its multiple composite layers, rather than zooming in on EU-level regulators alone.” (Madalina Busuioc, Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building EU Regulatory Capacity
Book Subtitle
The Work of Under-Resourced Agencies in the European Union
Authors
Series Title
Executive Politics and Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97577-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97577-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97576-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07377-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 228
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