Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

How executives build power through consultation

Why do executives consult with interest groups?  It isn’t just respect for the power of those groups, or democratic idealism.  In the current issue of Governance,Adriana Bunea and Robert Thomson show how executives also use consultations as a device for bolstering their own bargaining power over legislators.  The authors examine policymaking within the European Union, showing how consultation allows the European Commission to “claim more legitimacy and technical expertise than they otherwise could.”   Read the article.

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October 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

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