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Type of publication: Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Leščauskaitė, Vaida
Title: Multi-level governance – legitimate theory or merely a convenient construct?
Is part of: Constructing “Europe” and spread of European values [elektroninis išteklius] : selected articles /editor Liudas Mažylis. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus university, 2014
Extent: p. 181-195
Date: 2014
Note: ISBN 978-609-467-058-9 (Print); ISBN 978-9955-34-496-4 (Print); ISBN 978-609-467-058-9 (Online); ISBN 978-9955-34-495-7 (Online)
Keywords: Europos Sąjunga;Vietinis valdymas;Lietuva;European Union;Multi-level governance;Local government;Scientific discourse
ISBN: 9786094670589
Abstract: Multi-level governance as a theory of European integration was started in the early 1990s, by Liesbeth Hooge and Gary Marks as a result of the study of post-Maastricht European Union. It analyses the changing and intertwined relationships between actors, who belong to different territorial levels – supranational, national and subnational. This theory highlights the increasingly fading distinction between the domains of domestic and international politics and describes a system of continuous negotiation among nested governments at several territorial tiers. But multi – level governance is criticised not only for its failure to predict further integration of the EU – it is said to give too much attention to the lower levels, compared to non-governmental actors, its lack of predictive powers, its weak explanations of causality. Whatever the weaknesses of MLG, no-one can deny its convenience for the EU institutions – it awards them, as actors of the supranational level, great power in the political playing field, and even promotes transference of more and more state functions – and the power that comes from enacting them – from the national level upwards. So it is no surprise that the development of MLG as a theory was and still is supported from Brussels. The concepts of MLG quickly entered into the vocabulary of policy–makers who played a part in driving it forward.[...]
Affiliation(s): Politikos mokslų ir diplomatijos fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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