Show simple item record Pérez Durán, Ixchel Bravo Laguna, Carlos David 2020-05-12T10:59:08Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Pérez-Durán I; Bravo-Laguna C. Representative bureaucracy in European Union agencies. Journal of European Integration. 2019 May;41(8):971-92. DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2019.1611803
dc.identifier.issn 0703-6337
dc.description.abstract This article provides, through the lens of the theory of representative bureaucracy, a detailed and systematic assessment of diversity regarding gender, nationality, educational qualifications and professional background among the individuals serving in the management boards and scientific committees of European Union agencies (EAs). Drawing on a novel dataset of 508 members, our findings show that these decision-making bodies are generally composed of male experts, and that their inclusiveness of nationalities seems to be related to their formal institutional design. We also find that experts generally have extensive scientific training, even in those agencies that include national representation. This finding provides tentative support for the idea that representative bureaucracies can have a high degree of specialization. Our results also demonstrate that while EAs seem to be open to experts who have worked in the private sector, these bodies show a limited inclusiveness towards individuals with experience in civil society organizations.
dc.description.sponsorship This research benefited from a Jose Castillejo Mobility Grant awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports to conduct research at the Copenhagen Business School.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of European Integration. 2019 May;41(8):971-92
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of European Integration on 2019 May, available online:
dc.title Representative bureaucracy in European Union agencies
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword European Union agencies
dc.subject.keyword Expert knowledge
dc.subject.keyword Regulatory governance
dc.subject.keyword Representative bureaucracy
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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