Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

In the shadow of hierarchy : governance as a tool of government

Cram, Laura (2011) In the shadow of hierarchy : governance as a tool of government. In: The Community Method. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics . Palgrave, London, pp. 151-165. ISBN 9780230580770

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

This chapter discusses the community method as an instrument of government. It is part of a collection which provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of the functioning and achievements of the operational system of the European Union. The purpose of the volume is twofold. First, it aims to improve our understanding of the operation of the 'Community method,' shedding new light on its successes and failures. Secondly, it discusses to what extent the EU of today can be said to still be operating according to this model.