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Changing Rules of DelegationA Contest for Power in Comitology$
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Adrienne Héritier, Catherine Moury, Carina S. Bischoff, and Carl Fredrik Bergström

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653621

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653621.001.0001

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Patterns and trends in European legislation and delegation

Patterns and trends in European legislation and delegation

(p.59) 5 Patterns and trends in European legislation and delegation
Changing Rules of Delegation

Adrienne Héritier

Catherine Moury

Carina Bischoff

Carl-Fredrik Bergström

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines patterns and trends in the legislative output of the EEC/EU in the period 1970-2006. The analysis shows distinct differences in the use legal instruments (regulations and directives), the share of delegated legislation as well as legislative output in eleven different policy areas and over time. At the aggregate level, regulations as well as legislation adopted by delegation have become increasingly dominant over time. The trend related to regulations is driven by developments in three policy areas only, however, while the increased share of delegated acts is more universal. A strong correlation between choice of legal instrument and the propensity to delegate is found, which provides a strong indication that similar concerns related to national autonomy and a supranational legal regime influence their use by the European institutions.

Keywords:   european law, legal instrument, delegated legislation, legislative activity

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