Committee governance and socialization in the European Union
De Francesco, Fabrizio
Radaelli, Claudio M.
University of Sussex, University of Exeter
Journal of European Public Policy
Taylor & Francis
This article reviews theoretically-grounded empirical studies on committees in the European Union, by focusing on research published from the late 1990s onwards. The aim is to report on the state of the art and to shed light on emerging puzzles, research gaps and promising venues for further research. We examine research questions, theoretical approaches, design, and the main empirical findings. The conclusions provide our critical remarks and suggestions for future research.
Research for this article was funded by a grant from the INTUNE project (Integrated and United? A quest for Citizenship in an ever closer Europe) financed by the Sixth Framework Program of the European Union, Priority 7, Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge Based Society (CIT3-CT-2005-513421).
18 month embargo by the publisher. Article will be released July 2009.
15 (1), pp.155-166