Explaining the unexpected: efficiency and effectiveness in European decision-making

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Series Details Vol.11, No.1, February 2004, p19-38
Publication Date February 2004
ISSN 1350-1763
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The legal output of the EU can easily be compared to an average nation-state and surely surpasses that of any other international organisation. Although the EU has neither become a state-like entity nor possesses any powers to coerce Member States into compliance, its rules are almost always respected. The EU's comparatively good record in terms of efficiency and effectiveness can be understood as the product of an institutional structure that transforms strategic interaction into deliberative problem-solving. Understood as such, the EU resembles a new type of political order which gives evidence that centralised coercion is anything but necessary for a good policy performance.

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