New publication by Dr Madalina Busuioc - European Agencies: Law and Practices of Accountability, Oxford University Press: March 2013
'There is an extensive and sophisticated literature on European agencies [...] There has, however, been no book-length systematic study of accountability as it pertains to EU agencies, nor has there been such a study that systematically addresses accountability in a rigorous manner to agencies. Madalina Busuioc's monograph is valuable in filling this important gap.'
This is how OUP series editors Paul Craig and Grainne de Burca summarise in their preface the contribution of Madalina Busuioc's monograph on European Agencies: Law and Practices of Accountability. The book, at the cutting edge of law and public administration, addresses one of the most relevant topics in current European governance: the accountability of European agencies. It examines how the accountability system of European agencies operates formally as well as in practice, through an examination of legal provisions, relevant case law as well as policy documents and extensive interview material. Reflecting on these findings, the book also offers important theoretical insights for the understanding and study of accountability in a complex regulatory system such as the European Union.