Adaptation, discretion, and the application of EU animal welfare legislation

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Adaptation, discretion, and the application of EU animal welfare legislation

Title: Adaptation, discretion, and the application of EU animal welfare legislation
Author: Carroll, Brendan John
Publisher: Instute of Public Administration, Campus The Hague, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-10-30
Keywords: Implementation
Adaptation pressure
European Union
Mixed methods design
Abstract: The dissertation examines the application of EU farm animal welfare legislation in 27 member states. It develops a theoretical framework that applies insights from the transposition literature to the post-transposition phase of implementation and derives hypotheses to explain cross-national variation in implementation success. The hypotheses are centered on the notion that the pressure to adapt to EU requirements makes post-transposition application difficult. Countering adaptation pressure, the presence of discretion, whereby member states have some flexibility to adapt requirements to their national circumstances, helps to alleviate the difficulties brought on by adaptation pressure. Additional hypotheses are derived from the transposition literature concerning the geographic and organizational decentralization of implementation authority and the length of transposition delay prior to application. The hypotheses are tested through a mixed methods design that combines a set of case studies and a quantitative analysis of the implementation of all major requirements applied in 27 member states in the legislation within this policy area. Support is found for the adaptation pressure and discretion hypotheses, while limited support is found for the hypotheses concerning the decentralization of implementation authority
Description: Promoter: Bernard Steunenberg
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit Campus Den Haag
Citation: Carroll, B.J., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789082283006

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