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Reforming the European Commission A (missed?) Academic Opportunity


  • Bauer, Michael W.


The desire to reform the European Commission is a recurrent theme on the agenda. Has the political failure to reach an appropriate restructuring of this institution a parallel in academic neglect of that institution? To answer this question the article looks into current research efforts on the reform of the European Commission. It calls for (more) systematic investigation into the Commission's managerial strengths and weaknesses and does plead for a reassessment of the Commission's potential in the context of the ongoing governance changes.

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  • Bauer, Michael W., 2002. "Reforming the European Commission A (missed?) Academic Opportunity," European Integration online Papers (EIoP), European Community Studies Association Austria (ECSA-A), vol. 6, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:erp:eiopxx:p0081

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