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Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union$
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Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. Türk

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286485

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.001.0001

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The Idea of European Union Administration—Its Nature and Development

The Idea of European Union Administration—Its Nature and Development

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 The Idea of European Union Administration—Its Nature and Development
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Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union
Author(s):

Herwig C.H. Hofmann

Gerard C. Rowe

Alexander H. TÜrk

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.003.0001

This chapter discusses the three models or perspectives — functional, organizational, and procedural — that are particularly helpful in understanding EU administration and administrative law. The functional aspect of administration refers to the totality of the tasks of administration, no matter who undertakes them and how they are carried out. The organizational perspective emphasizes the organization and structure of the institutions, bodies, and actors engaged in undertaking such tasks. A procedural understanding of administration observes the processes which link the various actors and authorities in the performance of administrative functions.

Keywords:   EU, administrative law, functional, organizational, procedural

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