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Call for papers "United in diversity? Implementation and performance in multi-level governance", ECPR 2018 Hamburg

posted Dec 20, 2017, 6:43 AM by Eva Thomann
Asya Zhelyazkova and I invite paper proposals for our panel at the ECPR general conference in Hamburg, 22.-25.8.2018, which is part of the section on “The Politics of Bureaucracy” chaired by Tobias Bach and Martino Maggetti. Please upload your paper abstract on the ECPR homepage and send your paper abstract (max. 250 words) to Asya Zhelyazkova and me until 31 January.

United in diversity? Implementation and performance in multi-level governance 

Dr. Eva Thomann, Department of Politics, University of Exeter,
Dr. Asya Zhelyazkova, School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, 

In multi-level governance structures such as the European Union (EU), decentralized implementation inevitably leads to a diversity of policy solutions in practice. However, our knowledge about this diversity is limited empirically and theoretically. What does it imply for policy performance, the legitimacy of decision-making, and the ways in which member states “take back control”? How can we gain a fuller empirical picture of multi-level policy implementation? The panel invites papers that analyse implementation patterns, delegation processes and administrative discretion, (differentiated) integration, and multi-level governance. Preference is given to studies that provide systematic evidence, are theoretically, conceptually and/or methodologically innovative.
Eva Thomann,
Dec 20, 2017, 6:43 AM