Classical views of European integration have been shaken by the evolution of the past decade. It has become clear that the traditional division of tasks between the European Union and its Member States, and between the various European institutions longer provides a valid description of European policy-making. As the EU has become a major actor in the field of risk regulation, new institutional and other actors such as scientific experts and transnational bureaucratic networks increasingly play a major role. This book considers the underlying forces that have brought about such change and critically analyzes the responses of the European institutions. Various contributions explore the constitutional and the administrative law dimensions of the developing European market governance, and they consider the changes which have occurred from the perspective of both legal and social theory.
Renaud Dehousse is Professor of EU Law at the Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), he is Director of Sciences Po's European Centre and Research Director at Notre Europe, a Paris-based think tank established and directed by Jacques Delors. Christian Joerges served as a part-time Professor at the European University Institute until 1998 when he took over a full-time position as Professor of European Economic Law.