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The Informal Politics of Co-Decision: Trilogues and Early Agreements in the EU's Legislative Procedure

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Informal politics : the normative challenge
Handbook Chapter. As a strategy to cope with the complexity of modern policy-making, informal politics is defined according to four criteria: 1) restriction; 2) seclusion; 3) pre-decision-making; 4) informal institutions. Normative assessment depends on the evaluative standard applied: informal politics leaves formal representation largely in tact, increases efficiency and fosters accommodation, but comes at a cost for public deliberation and accountability. This cost is particularly high where an informal decision is neither preceded nor followed by public debate; balanced representation in the informal arena is not guaranteed; pre-decisions are rubberstamped; and actors’ procedural rights are curtailed.
English

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Author Christine Reh

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9781848445611
Edward Elgar Publishing
31 January 2012
Hardback
584
65-84
Cheltenham
Elgar original reference
4
International handbook on informal governance
Post-print

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Harvard

Reh, Christine (2012) Informal politics : the normative challenge. In: International handbook on informal governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 65-84.

Vancouver

Reh Christine. Informal politics : the normative challenge. In: International handbook on informal governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing; 2012. p. 65-84.