The European Commission, Expert Groups, and the Policy Process

Demystifying Technocratic Governance

  • Julia Metz

Part of the European Administrative Governance book series (EAGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-243

About this book


This book challenges the assumption that policy makers' work with advisory committees is emblematic of technocratic governance. Analyzing how and why the European Commission uses expert groups in the policy process, it shows that experts not only solve technical problems, but also function as political devices and negotiators in modern governance.


Policy advice policy-advisory systems advisory committees European Commission expert groups administrative governance public administration resource dependency knowledge utilization budget European Union European Union (EU) governance Policy work

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Metz
    • 1
  1. 1.German BundestagGermany

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