This cross-sectoral approach allows for detailed comparisons of EU administration in diverse policy fields. It identifies situations where legal structures and approaches may be unnecessarily duplicated, thus indicating where a comprehensive, general system could be advantageous for both Union law and policy achievement. The comparative nature of the study also draws attention to policy fields which have proven to be testing grounds for approaches adopted subsequently in other areas. In addition, the work highlights the distinctive, highly networked, and strongly cooperative character of EU administration, as a reflection of, and a foundation for, the operative nature of the European Union as a whole.
Edited by Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Professor, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Universite du Luxembourg, Gerard C. Rowe, Professor, Faculty of Law, Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), and Alexander H. Turk, Professor of Law, King's College London.
Herwig C.H. Hofmann is Professor of European and Transnational Public Law at the University of Luxembourg. He has published numerous works in the field of EU public and EU administrative law.
Gerard C. Rowe is emeritus Professor of Public Law at the Viadrina European University Frankfurt (Oder), and previously from the University of NSW, Sydney. His work is in German and EU adminstrative, environmental and anti-discrimination law.
Alexander H. Turk is Professor of Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. His principal research interests and publications are in the field of European Union Law, and in particular its constitutional and administrative law.