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The Coordination of the European Union: Exploring the Capacities of Networked Governance

Andrew Jordan and Adriaan Schout


As the traditional mode of coordinating — essentially issuing regulation — no longer commands sufficient political support, the EU has turned to what are increasingly termed soft or ‘new’ modes of governance, which rely upon different actors working together in relatively non-hierarchical networks. New modes of governance are in vogue because they appear to provide the EU with a new way to add value to national level activities without the slow process of agreeing new legislation or the cost associated with building new administrative capacities in Brussels. This analysis provides the first bo ... More

Keywords: new modes of governance, policy networks, environmental policy, environmental policy integration, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Jordan, author
Reader in Environmental Politics and Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellow, University of East Anglia
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Adriaan Schout, author
Associate Professor, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, The Netherlands