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Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the European Union

Mark A. Pollack

in The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251179
eISBN:
9780191600111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251177.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Principal‐agent theories of delegation generate specific, testable hypotheses about delegation to supranational organizations in the European Union, including: the specific functions delegated to ... More


The Commission as an Agent: Delegation of Executive Power in the European Union

Mark A. Pollack

in The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251179
eISBN:
9780191600111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251177.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

European Union governments have delegated executive and agenda‐setting powers to the Commission primarily to reduce the transaction costs of policy‐making, and they have designed complex control ... More


Introduction

Mark A. Pollack

in The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251179
eISBN:
9780191600111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251177.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The European Union is composed of its member states, yet these states have created and delegated increasing powers to a number of supranational organizations, including the executive Commission, the ... More


The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Mark A. Pollack

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251179
eISBN:
9780191600111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251177.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The European Union is composed of its member states, yet these states have created and delegated increasing powers to a number of supranational organizations, including the executive Commission, the ... More


The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Kalypso Nicolaidis and Robert Howse (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book is about the complex and changing relationship between levels of governance in the US and the European Union. On the basis of a transatlantic dialogue between scholars concerned about modes ... More


The More Closely We Are Watched, the Better We Behave?

Andrea Prat

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides a brief survey of the economic literature on transparency. The conceptual tool used by economists is the principal-agent model, a game-theoretic setting in which transparency ... More


Solving Transborder Water Issues in Changing Climate Scenarios of South Asia: A Theoretical Illustration Using a Principal-Agent Bargaining Approach

Nilhari Neupane

in Governing Access to Essential Resources

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Neupane looks at India, which is situated downstream on the Ganges basin, and how it uses its regional power to gain greater access to water (for irrigation and electricity) at the expense of Nepal, ... More


Established Theories of the Firm

Oliver Hart

in Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288817
eISBN:
9780191596353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288816.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Discusses why neither neoclassical nor principal‐agent theories can satisfactorily explain a long‐standing issue in organization theory: the determinants of the boundaries of the firm. The final ... More


Transnational Investment Arbitration: From Delegation to Constitutionalization?

Alec Stone Sweet and Florian Grisel

in Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578184
eISBN:
9780191722561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578184.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter compares different ‘Principal-Agent’ (P-A) models of arbitration and adjudication, and then applies them as a means of focusing empirical attention on how investor-State arbitration is, ... More


Divided Sovereignty: The Principal–Agent Model

Carmen E. Pavel

in Divided Sovereignty: International Institutions and the Limits of State Authority

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199376346
eISBN:
9780190203344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376346.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that external restraints on states’ power will have to make sense of the ambiguous and conflicting rules regarding the exercise of sovereign prerogatives in international law. ... More


Introduction

Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

in Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290591
eISBN:
9780226290621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290621.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter introduces the principal-agent model, treating judges as agents of society. We begin by introducing a contrast between a judiciary organized around careers, in which judges enter the ... More


The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Pranab Bardhan (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this book, the authors theorize about the rationale and consequences of some economic institutions and contractual arrangements that are particularly predominant in poor agrarian economies. The ... More


Beliefs and Believing

in Inside Man: The Discipline of Modeling Human Ways of Being

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773041
eISBN:
9780804777421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the modeling of human beliefs and the act of believing. It considers the probabilistic models of the personal degrees of belief that an individual holds regarding the truth ... More


Introduction

Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

in Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290591
eISBN:
9780226290621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290621.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter introduces the principal-agent model, treating judges as agents of society. We begin by introducing a contrast between a judiciary organized around careers, in which judges enter the ... More


Introduction: The Management of Foreign Aid

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the basic framework of the book. Agent judgment is fallible, and top-down controls may preclude useful actions by agents. International development organizations (IDOs), then, ... More


Authorizing Environments and the Perils of Legitimacy Seeking

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that international development organizations (IDOs) are constrained by their political authorizing environments. The more insecure an IDO’s authorizing environment, the more ... More


Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Dan Honig

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When should foreign aid organizations empower actors on the front lines of delivery to rely on their judgment to guide aid interventions, and when should distant headquarters lead? Understanding how ... More


When to Let Go: The Costs and Benefits of Navigation by Judgment

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter illustrates what Navigation by Judgment is and some of its basic costs and benefits relative to Navigation from the Top. Navigation by Judgment is an organizational strategy in which ... More


Delegation and Control Revisited

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter traces the relationship between political authorizing environments, international development organization (IDO) management, and IDO field agents, drawing on the empirics presented in ... More


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