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Europeanizing from the Centre? Executive Configurations and Transposition of Community Legislation in Poland

Zubek, Radoslaw (2002) Europeanizing from the Centre? Executive Configurations and Transposition of Community Legislation in Poland. In: UNSPECIFIED, Florence, Italy.

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    This paper seeks to explain cross-temporal variation in the transposition of Community legislation in Poland between 1997 and 2001. Transposition paths are linked to institutional factors that facilitate or prohibit change; but - in contrast to the existing conceptualizations - this paper focuses on the configurations of the national executive. The principal finding is that a major upward shift in the pattern of transposition in 2000 was correlated with a far-reaching centralization of authority in the executive. Internally, the core executive increased its powers through (i) strong leadership from the prime minister and the minister for European affairs, (ii) reinforced horizontal and hierarchical coordination mechanisms, and (iii) capacity to undertake regulatory management. In its relationship with parliament the executive won extensive control over legislative time and agenda through (i) cohesive support from major political parties, (ii) monopoly of legislative initiative, and (iii) restricting of parliamentary amending powers.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Transposition of Community legislation.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
    Countries > Poland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Political-economy Infrastructure Consortium (EPIC) > 2nd EPIC Cohort of Doctoral Researchers Workshop 3
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2003
    Page Range: p. 19
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:16

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