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Bland stjärnor och entreprenörer - en studie av rapportörens roll i Regionkommittén

Högnäs, Magnus LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the complex role of the Rapporteur in the Committee of the Regions. The Rapporteur is a member of the Committee who is appointed by its Commission to prepare opinions. Hence, the Rapporteur can be an extremely influential actor. In an environment of multiple interests, which characterise the Committee, the question arises: how does it affect the role of the Rapporteur?
The Rapporteur is analyzed through a Principal-agent perspective and the study shred light on an important actor in the Committee of the Regions. We see that a professionalised actor has emerged as a consequence of the lack of time and knowledge that characterize the members of the Committee. Because of the relationship of asymmetric... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the complex role of the Rapporteur in the Committee of the Regions. The Rapporteur is a member of the Committee who is appointed by its Commission to prepare opinions. Hence, the Rapporteur can be an extremely influential actor. In an environment of multiple interests, which characterise the Committee, the question arises: how does it affect the role of the Rapporteur?
The Rapporteur is analyzed through a Principal-agent perspective and the study shred light on an important actor in the Committee of the Regions. We see that a professionalised actor has emerged as a consequence of the lack of time and knowledge that characterize the members of the Committee. Because of the relationship of asymmetric information between the Rapporteur (agent) and the Committee of the Regions (principal) a system has also materialised to cope with the problems that asymmetric information may bring. We find that the system is based on the idea of cooperation and compromise, something that can be traced to mutual interests between the agent and the principal. (Less)
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author
Högnäs, Magnus LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Utskott, Europeiska Unionen, Rapportörskap, Rapportör, Principal-agent, Regionkommittén
language
Swedish
id
1405323
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:09:47
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2009-06-18 11:09:47
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to explore the complex role of the Rapporteur in the Committee of the Regions. The Rapporteur is a member of the Committee who is appointed by its Commission to prepare opinions. Hence, the Rapporteur can be an extremely influential actor. In an environment of multiple interests, which characterise the Committee, the question arises: how does it affect the role of the Rapporteur?
The Rapporteur is analyzed through a Principal-agent perspective and the study shred light on an important actor in the Committee of the Regions. We see that a professionalised actor has emerged as a consequence of the lack of time and knowledge that characterize the members of the Committee. Because of the relationship of asymmetric information between the Rapporteur (agent) and the Committee of the Regions (principal) a system has also materialised to cope with the problems that asymmetric information may bring. We find that the system is based on the idea of cooperation and compromise, something that can be traced to mutual interests between the agent and the principal.},
  author       = {Högnäs, Magnus},
  keyword      = {Utskott,Europeiska Unionen,Rapportörskap,Rapportör,Principal-agent,Regionkommittén},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bland stjärnor och entreprenörer - en studie av rapportörens roll i Regionkommittén},
  year         = {2009},
}