Polycentricity in the European Union

Author:   Josephine van Zeben (University of Oxford) ,  Ana Bobic
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108423540


Pages:   340
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Supranational governance is being challenged by politicians and citizens around the EU as over-centralized and undemocratic. This book is premised on the idea that polycentric governance, developed by Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, is a fruitful place to start for addressing this challenge. Assessing the presence of, and potential for, polycentric governance within the EU means approaching established principles and practices from a new perspective. While the debate on these issues is rich, longstanding and interdisciplinary, it has proven difficult to sidestep the 'renationalisation/federalisation' dichotomy. The aim of this volume is not to reject the EU's institutional structure but provide a different benchmark for the assessment of its functioning. Polycentric theory highlights the importance of multilevel horizontal relationships within the EU - between states, but also between many sub-state actors, all the way down to individuals. This helps us answer the question: how do we achieve self-governance in an interdependent world?

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Author:   Josephine van Zeben (University of Oxford) ,  Ana Bobic
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.70cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.600kg
ISBN:  

9781108423540


ISBN 10:   110842354
Pages:   340
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Introduction: the potential of a polycentric European Union Josephine van Zeben and Ana Bobic; 1. Polycentricity as a theory of governance Josephine van Zeben; 2. Polycentric features of the European Union Josephine van Zeben; 3. Democratic self-government in the EU's polycentric system: theoretical remarks Francis Cheneval; 4. Polycentric subsidiary Josephine van Zeben and Kalypso Nicolaidis; 5. Polycentricity and the internal market Josephine van Zeben and Ana Bobic; 6. The shared system of rules in a polycentric European Union Ana Bobic; 7. The promises and drawbacks of EU citizenship for a polycentric Union Martijn van den Brink; 8. Self-organisation of third-country nationals in the EU: polycentric governance by the 'other' Iris Goldner Lang; 9. Peaceful contestation Damjan Kukovec; 10. Access to justice in polycentric governance Leticia Diez Sanchez; 11. Access to information in polycentric governance Vigjilenca Abazi; 12. The capacity to learn in the polycentric European Union Sacha Garben; Conclusions: pathways to polycentricity Josephine van Zeben and Ana Bobic.

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Josephine van Zeben is a Fellow at Worcester College and Tutor in EU and Public Law. In 2013, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. Dr van Zeben holds a degree in Social Sciences from Utrecht University, as well as law degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Amsterdam and Harvard Law School. She has also been a Lecturer at the ETH Zurich since 2012. Her research focuses on how pluricentric systems - such as the EU - can best be structured to address complex regulatory problems. Ana Bobic is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the LEVIATHAN Project at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. She works on questions of accountability in EU economic governance, with a focus on the role of judicial and constitutional review. At the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, she completed the D.Phil. as a Graduate Assistance Fund Scholar and the M.Jur. as the OSI/University of Oxford scholar. She previously obtained B.A. LL.M. summa cum laude at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2011. Ana was also a lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law at Keble College, University of Oxford.

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