Sectors at Different Speeds: Analyzing Transposition Deficits in the European Union

Forthcoming, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 265-291, 2011

24 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last revised: 28 Aug 2012

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Bernard Steunenberg

Institute of Public Administration, Campus Den Haag

Frans van Waarden

University College, Utrecht University

Markus Haverland

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Science

Date Written: February 22, 2010

Abstract

This paper reports on a quantitative study of 1117 cases of transposition of directives in 5 member states and 8 policy sectors between 1978 and 2002. We find significant cross-sectoral performance differences, which complicate generalization from studies of only one sector. These differences can be partly explained by systematic cross-sectoral differences in transposition deadlines given, the share of Council versus Commission directives, and the legal implementation measures used.

Keywords: European Union, Compliance, Transposition, Implementation, Sectors, Member States

Suggested Citation

Steunenberg, Bernard and van Waarden, Frans and Haverland, Markus, Sectors at Different Speeds: Analyzing Transposition Deficits in the European Union (February 22, 2010). Forthcoming, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 265-291, 2011 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1557298

Bernard Steunenberg

Institute of Public Administration, Campus Den Haag ( email )

P.O. Box 13228
Den Haag, 2501EE
Netherlands

Frans Van Waarden

University College, Utrecht University ( email )

Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands
+31302534820 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://staff.fss.uu.nl/fvanwaarden

Markus Haverland (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Science ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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