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By T. Börzel

The booklet explores the position of recent modes of governance in assisting destiny member states to deal with their accession to the eu Union. To what quantity have civil society and company assisted the governments of Southern, important and japanese eu accession international locations in taking over the ever extra complete physique of ecu legislation and laws?

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The ‘strength of weakness’ (Kohler-Koch, 1996b), which is also referred to as the ‘neue Staatsräson’ in International Relations literature (new raison d’état, Wolf, 2000; Grande and Risse, 2000) is a core feature of the modern state (Scharpf, 1991; Mann, 1993; Mayntz, 1993). 3). 3 The shadow of hierarchy and reverse incentives for cooperation for state and nonstate actors. New Modes of Governance and Accession 21 actors are not afraid of being captured. But at the same time, these state capacities must not be so strong that they provide a disincentive for the state actors to seek cooperation with nonstate actors.

New modes of governance allow state actors to establish ‘webs of relatively stable and ongoing relationships which mobilize and pool dispersed resources so that collective (or parallel) action can be orchestrated toward the solution of a common policy’ (Kenis and Schneider, 1991: 36). Public actors can mobilize resources in situations where they are widely dispersed among public and private actors at different levels of government, international, national, regional and local (Kenis and Schneider, 1991; Marin and Mayntz, 1991; Kooiman, 1993; Mayntz, 1993; Le Galès, 1995; Wolf, 2000).

In addition, accession entailed implementing regulations that were mostly alien to their political and economic systems as they clashed with the legacies of the socialist period (Pavlinek and Pickles, 2005). In addition to the immense financial burden imposed, the adoption of the green acquis and the adaptation of national law required comprehensive administrative capacity as well as scientific and technical expertise in order to transpose EU requirements, expertise often based on the best available technology (BAT), and to ensure their practical application, monitoring of compliance and enforcement on the ground (Baker and Jehlicka, 1998; Börzel, 2003a; Paraskevopoulos, Panagiotis 38 Tanja A.

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