Variations on a theme; Governing the knowledge-based society in the EU through methods of open coordination in education and R&D

Rik de Ruiter

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Abstract

This article focuses on one of the more elaborate new modes of governance in function in the EU context — the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) — and examines its varying degree of institutionalization on policy fields. Three explanations for differences in institutionalization of OMCs are tested through a comparative study of two OMCs adopted in policy fields related with the knowledge-based society theme. The empirical findings indicate that the institutionalization of an OMC can be best explained by a particular constellation of member-state preferences, in combination with a catalytic role of the European Commission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-173
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of European integration = Revue d'intégration Européenne
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Open Method of Co-ordination
  • European Union
  • Education
  • Multilateral surveillance
  • Research and development

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