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Differentiating Multi-Level Administration: Patterns of Administrative Co-Ordination in the European Union

20 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2016  

Arthur Benz

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Date Written: June 14, 2016

Abstract

Research on European governance has generated a differentiated analytical concept to understand the varieties and dynamics of co-ordination between the European, national and subnational governments. However, it has so far not appropriately clarified the particular role of administration in multilevel policy-making, although its relevance is apparent. Research on administration in the European context has considered multi-level relations between the administrations of the European Union and its member states, but has not yet precisely distinguished the particular types of interaction. In view of this state of research, this paper emphasises the distinct role of administration in multi-level governance. It sheds light to specific modes of inter-administrative coordination and varieties and dynamics of patterns of multilevel administration. Finally, in order to understand the effects of the different patterns, we have to consider power structures. There are reasons to assume that they turn out as asymmetric.

Keywords: Coordination, Dynamics of Governance, European Administration, Multilevel Administration, Politics and Administration, Power Structure

Suggested Citation

Benz, Arthur, Differentiating Multi-Level Administration: Patterns of Administrative Co-Ordination in the European Union (June 14, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2795429

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