|Author (Person)||Hooghe, Liesbet, Marks, Gary|
|Series Title||European Integration Online Papers (EIOP)|
|Series Details||Vol.5, No.11, 2001|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The reallocation of authority upwards, downwards, and sideways from central states has drawn attention from a growing number of scholars in the social sciences. Yet beyond the bedrock agreement that governance has become (and should be) multi-level, there is no convergence about how it should be organised. This paper draws on various literatures in distinguishing two types of multi-level governance. One type conceives of dispersion of authority to multi-task, territorially mutually exclusive jurisdictions in a relatively stable system with limited jurisdictional levels and a limited number of units. A second type of governance pictures specialised, territorially overlapping jurisdictions in a relatively flexible, non-tiered system with a large number of jurisdictions. We find that both types co-exist in different locations, and we explain some facets of this co-existence.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|