In the shadow of hierarchy: governance as a tool of government

Laura Cram

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the community method as an instrument of government. It is part of a collection which provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of the functioning and achievements of the operational system of the European Union. The purpose of the volume is twofold. First, it aims to improve our understanding of the operation of the 'Community method,' shedding new light on its successes and failures. Secondly, it discusses to what extent the EU of today can be said to still be operating according to this model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Community Method
Subtitle of host publicationObstinate or Obsolete?
EditorsRenaud Dehousse
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages151-165
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2011

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in European Union Politics
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Keywords

  • politics
  • European politics
  • European Union
  • hierarchy
  • community method

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