From 'old' to 'new' governance in the EU: Explaining a diagnostic deficit

Schout, Adriaan, Jordan, Andrew ORCID: and Twena, Michelle (2010) From 'old' to 'new' governance in the EU: Explaining a diagnostic deficit. West European Politics, 33 (1). pp. 154-170. ISSN 0140-2382

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The literature is now exploring the wider implications of the governance 'turn' in the European Union. This article develops this work by looking at the administrative demands associated with the use of 'new' (and principally network-based) instruments of governance. In the past, the main instrument used to integrate environmental concerns into other sectors was regulation. But in the 1990s, the Cardiff Process was established at EU level to promote a newer and more network-based approach to delivering this objective. Drawing upon an analysis of how well national administrative systems have responded to the demands associated with networks, it argues that both the 'old' and the 'new' instruments of governance are reliant on the presence of sufficient administrative capacities. It concludes that decision-makers in the EU have traded the 'old' governance of regulation for the 'new' governance of networks without sufficiently diagnosing the administrative demands associated with either.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 01:39
DOI: 10.1080/01402380903354205

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