European Governance in a Changing World: Interests, Institutions and Policy Making

Mads Christian Dagnis Jensen (Editor), Michaël Tatham (Editor)

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This article concludes the special issue by outlining the author’s perspective on 40 years of research on interests, institutions, and policy-making in sub-national, national, and supranational settings. The first part of the article five general comments is developed on 1. the relationship between politics and policies, 2. vertical widening in terms of multilevel European policy-making; 3. horizontal widening with regard to New Modes of Governance; 4. democratic legitimation in multilevel governance; and 5. methodological considerations. The second part of the article substantiates the five comments and relates them to the other articles in the special issue. The overall picture which emerges is that European governance has expanded and transformed significantly over time which has led to a complex system in need for democratic accountability and legitimacy.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0190-0692
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesInternational Journal of Public Administration


  • European Union
  • implementation
  • multi-level governance
  • policy making
  • regulation

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