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The Transformative Effects of Transnational Administrative Coordination in the European Multi-level System

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The chapter starts by identifying the drivers of entanglement between European (supranational) and national administrations. A lack of administrative capacities and implementation competences on the Commission’s side, and member states’ interests in implementation as well as the disaggregation of the nation-state foster the development of tight administrative networks. This development has implications for the national level, the European level and the interplay between the two. National administrations obtain a stronger role in European policy-making and adapt to some extent their organizational structure. European administrative structures are influenced by the bureaucratic interests of national administrative actors. An integrated perspective suggests that top-down and bottom-up processes drive each other: Europeanization strengthens national administrations, which in turn become more influential players on the European scene.

Keywords

  • National Administrative Act
  • Network Administrator
  • European Food Safety Agency (EFSA)
  • Multi-level Administration
  • National Data Protection Agency

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Bach, T., Ruffing, E. (2018). The Transformative Effects of Transnational Administrative Coordination in the European Multi-level System. In: Ongaro, E., Van Thiel, S. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55269-3_39

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