The Market Turn in EU Governance-The Emergence of Public-Private Collaboration
2009 (English)In: Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, ISSN 0952-1895, E-ISSN 1468-0491, Vol. 22, no 1, 99-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The question asked here is how the horizontal relationship between public and private actors, with the overall aim of delivering public service, is squared with the requirement of democratic accountability according to the traditional model of command and control. Empirical analysis of the European satellite navigation program (Galileo), the European Investment Bank and health, and the European Financial market (the Lamfalussy model) shows that efficiency is at the forefront of the collaborations. Democratic accountability is assumed to take place because there is a formal chain of delegation. However, the private actors are not part of that chain and their accountability is never addressed. The market turn in European Union governance has opened up for private authority and emphasis of output legitimacy. It has not opened up for democratic reforms according to the very authority system of governance. We are dealing with a governance turn and yet it is still government.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 22, no 1, 99-120 p.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-60368DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0491.2008.01423.xISI: 000261962000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-60368DiVA: diva2:435732
authorCount :12011-08-192011-08-162011-08-19Bibliographically approved