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(p. 236) 10. European agencies: Managing Europeanization 

(p. 236) 10. European agencies: Managing Europeanization
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(p. 236) 10. European agencies: Managing Europeanization
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R. Daniel Kelemen

and Giandomenico Majone

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780198737414.003.0010
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This chapter examines why European Union agencies have been created and what impact they are having on European governance. It begins with a discussion of theories that explain law-makersʼ design choices and the increasing popularity of European agencies, focusing on delegation and policy credibility, the politics of agency design, and legal obstacles to delegation. It then looks at the development and operation of three regulatory agencies: the European Environment Agency, the European Medicines Agency, and the European Food Safety Authority. It also considers issues regarding the EU agenciesʼ independence and accountability before concluding with an analysis of the model in which an EU agency serves as the coordinating hub of a network of national regulatory authorities.

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