The original nature of the current chapter relates to the two selected areas and the addition to the literature on MLG.
First, with respect to the areas investigated the dynamics of the European telecommunications sector have been analyzed also by other authors, but the European patent system is an area which is relatively unexplored in terms of governance research. The combination of the two sectors with a detailed analysis of similarities and differences is highly original and generates interesting lessons with respect to coordination and integration in supranational and intergovernmental regimes.
Second, Marks and Hooghe (2004) distinguish between the two types of MLG as if they are two different constructs that are not related to each other. Our cases and argument cover both types of MLG and show the interconnection between the dynamics taking place in the two types of MLG.
van Zimmeren, E., Mathieu, E. and Verhoest, K. (2015), "The Interaction between Agencies, Networks, and the European Commission in Emerging Regulatory Constellations: A Comparative Analysis of the European Telecom Sector and the European Patent System", Multi-Level Governance: The Missing Linkages (Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 125-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2045-794420150000004006Download as .RIS
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