This chapter focuses on comitology and the making of secondary norms, which are commonly rules cast in the form of regulations. It begins with an analysis of the nature of the problem presented by rule-making, and the necessity for any polity, including the European Union (EU), to administer an area through secondary norms of a legislative nature. It then provides a historical overview of rule-making in the EU and the role of comitology therein. The focus shifts to detailed evaluation of three approaches to rule-making and comitology. The chapter concludes by considering the optimal way of dealing with rule-making from the perspective of principle and practicality, taking full account of the way in which the EU operates.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.