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Special Issue "The Role of Expert Knowledge in EU Executive Institutions" (Deadline for Abstracts: 28 February 2014)
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Title: The Role of Expert Knowledge in EU Executive Institutions
Guest Editors: Professor Åse Gornitzka (Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway) and Dr. Cathrine Holst (ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway)
Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2014 (abstract) | 1 June 2014 (full paper)
Information: This special issue will explore the use of expert knowledge in decision-making in and by EU executive institutions. Developments in the EU are decisive for executive organisation and politics in Europe, in particular due to the position of the European Commission as the EU’s executive centre, but also because of the growing number of EU level agencies. Expertise has played a pivotal role in EU executives since the Union was established, but its significance is arguably increasing and takes on new shapes. What characterizes EU’s executive organizations reliance on expert advice and judgment? How is the use of expertise organized? How can variations in functions and organization of expertise most properly be explained? And what are the implication of expertise organization and variation for policy outcomes, institutional dynamics and democratic legitimacy?
This special issue invites contributions:
Keywords: agencies; democracy; EU; European Commission; executives; expertise; institutionalism; institutions; technocracy
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Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper to this Special Issue are kindly asked to consult our Instructions for Authors and Membership Policy, and send their abstracts by email to Mr. António Vieira (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 28 February 2014.