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Innovation in EU governance? : six proposals for taming open co-ordination

Innovation in der EU-Governance? : sechs Vorschläge zur Bändigung der offenen Koordinierung
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Metz, Almut

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Corporate Editor Universität München, Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung (C.A.P) Bertelsmann Forschungsgruppe Politik
Abstract "Open methods of co-ordination (OMCs) have their origins in European Economic and Employment Policy. Within the framework of the Lisbon Strategy, these mechanisms have developed into a kind of panacea, since a high degree of openness has made them an easily accessible instrument of EU policymaking. Five years down the road, however, open co-ordination is still too 'open' to be a manageable policymaking tool. The hesitation of EU member states towards open co-ordination results primarily from the concept's linguistic and conceptual vagueness. Thus, the most important challenge confronting open co-ordination involves the establishment of a common understanding of the concept as such. The basic idea of open co-ordination - co-ordination rather than legislation; open to various actors, policies, and methods; transparent and open to the public - presents considerable opportunities for EU policymaking. But five years of open coordination have revealed more deficits than positive results. The key to success lies in taming open co-ordination through six measures: clearly defining the overall objective of each respective OMC, developing a methodological tool to identify promising fields of application, enhancing member states' commitment to the OMCs, making open co-ordination more democratic, respecting heterogeneity, and constitutionalising open co-ordination." (author's abstract)
Keywords EU; EU policy; European integration; EU member state; governance; innovation; coordination; democracy; democratization; political actor; political system; political action; political participation
Classification European Politics
Method applied research; descriptive study
Free Keywords offene Koordinierung
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
City München
Page/Pages 18 p.
Series CAP Policy Analysis, 1/2005
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne