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The Secret Life of Comitology or the Role of Public Officials in EC Environmental Policy

Demmke, Christoph (1998) The Secret Life of Comitology or the Role of Public Officials in EC Environmental Policy. EIPASCOPE, 1998 (3). pp. 1-10.

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    The object of this article is not to describe the Comitology decision 87/373/EEC or to explain the different committee procedures as this has already been done elsewhere. The intention is more to look into the "daily life" of the comitology committees from the point of view of a national civil servant and to analyse their working methods, rules of procedure, style of negotiation and composition. There will be a critical assessment of the comitology committees in the environmental sector in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness, and against the background of the discussions on the democratic deficit in the EU. The article will conclude with some realistic proposals as to how the comitology system can be reformed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2003
    Page Range: pp. 1-10
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:16

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