The Politics of Information: An Organization-Theoretical Perspective

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From an abstract, systemic perspective a depiction of the european institutions and their bureaucratic organizations as a complex, polycentric system of information processing may well be acceptable as a starting point. The question, however, is what this implies for the micro- and meso-level analyses of the bureaucracies of the eu — of the commission, the council, the european parliament, european agencies, and so forth — as these are after all the real world organizations that process information in support of the formal decisions on policies and their implementation. To give the problem a little twist: which organization-theoretical approach to the eu’s bureaucracies fits the emphasis on information and information processing as, assumedly, crucial resources and mechanisms of trans- and supranational governance?keywordsprospect theorydecision strategybureaucratic organizationoperational politicsbureaucratic politicsthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of Information. The Caseof the European Union
EditorsT. Blom, S. Vanhoonacker
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-32540-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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