The European Semester: Understanding an innovative governance model

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Abstract

This chapter gives an overview of the European Semester (hereafter Semester). On the one hand, it maps out the history, elements and functioning of the Semester. On the other hand, it indicates how the Semester can be studied and understood. Apart from the legal aspects underpinning the coordination methods of the Semester, politics are relevant as well, as the Semester allows for exchanges between actors across governance levels. It makes the Semester a dynamic process with annually recurring governance processes and the ability to adapt both its content and procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Research handbook on the politics of EU law
EditorsPaul J. Cardwell, Marie-Pierre Granger
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter5
Pages67-81
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781788971287
ISBN (Print)9781788971270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • European Semester
  • Soft law
  • EU employment policy

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