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Perspectives Efficiency and Legitimacy of the EU Administration

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This is the concluding chapter of the book European Union Administration: Legitimacy and Efficiency . In the beginning of the book, the basic problem consisted of how and to what extent the European Union (EU) is either federal or confederal and what effect the overall form of organization has on the administration and its efficiency and legitimacy. The book explains how international organizations by definition have difficulties with obtaining autonomy. The EU’s administration has the same problems but not to the same extent. The reason is that the EU is a hybrid between a state and an international organization. From an overall perspective, the system of committees in the EU increases the efficiency of the EU as it successfully generates technical and political knowledge. With regard to societal legitimacy, the system of committees is the first important step in the give-and-take process that characterizes the decision-making process of the EU.

Keywords: decision-making process; European Union (EU) administration; international organizations; policy committees; societal legitimacy



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