Decentralisation Following the Reform of the European Commission: Evaluation and Perception

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Michael W. Bauer

Max-Planck Project Group

Christoph Knill

University of Konstanz; University of Jena - Institute of Political Science

Tim Balint

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Stefan Benzing

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 25, 2008

Abstract

This study analyses the current system of decentralised administrative support and coordination functions within the European Commission, focusing particularly on organisational efficiency in HR Management as well as in External Communication and on staff perceptions in general. Not only the relative share of staff working in administrative support and coordination functions, but also its allocation of staff and responsibilities between central and decentral organisational levels is a topic of high attention within the European Commission, as well as a subject of discussion between the European Commission and the European Parliament.

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Bauer, Michael W. and Knill, Christoph and Balint, Tim and Benzing, Stefan, Decentralisation Following the Reform of the European Commission: Evaluation and Perception (July 25, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Michael W. Bauer

Max-Planck Project Group ( email )

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Christoph Knill

University of Konstanz ( email )

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Tim Balint (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Italy

Stefan Benzing

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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