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Die Umsetzung von EU-Richtlinien im Zeichen der Parteipolitik: Eine akteurzentrierte Antwort auf die Misfit-These


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    Vor dem Hintergrund der Debatte über die Steuerungsfähigkeit der EU befasst sich dieser Beitrag mit der Frage, welche Faktoren zu einer korrekten und pünktlichen Umsetzung von EU-Richtlinien beitragen. Er setzt sich mit der häufig vertretenen Misfit-These auseinander, gemäß der die Qualität und die Schnelligkeit der nationalen Anpassung vor allem durch das Ausmaß der Kompatibilität zwischen europäischen Vorgaben und bestehenden nationalen Strukturen bestimmt wird. Anhand empirischer Ergebnisse über die Umsetzung von sechs arbeitsrechtlichen Richtlinien in vier Ländern wird die begrenzte Erklärungskraft dieser These demonstriert. Der Beitrag weist stattdessen auf die zentrale Rolle der nationalen Parteipolitik hin und diskutiert die Implikationen dieses Befundes für die Problemlösungskapazität der EU. -- Recent debates about the problem-solving capacity of supranational governance within the EU form the background of this paper, which explores the causal conditions for correct and timely transposition of EU directives. In this context, some scholars have pointed to the degree of fit or misfit between European demands and existing national structures and traditions as one of the major factors determining implementation performance. On the basis of empirical evidence from the transposition of six labor-law directives in four member states, the paper demonstrates the limited explanatory power of this approach. Instead, it stresses the importance of domestic party politics and discusses the implications of this finding for the governance capacity of the EU.

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in its series MPIfG Discussion Paper with number 03/3.

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    Date of creation: 2003
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    1. Gerda Falkner & Miriam Hartlapp & Oliver Treib, 2006. "Worlds of compliance: Why leading approaches to the implementation of EU legislation are only 'sometimes-true theories'," EUI-RSCAS Working Papers 22, European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS).
    2. Borrass, Lars, 2014. "Varying practices of implementing the Habitats Directive in German and British forests," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 151-160.


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