The synchronisation of public policymaking
What happens when political demands for ‘faster action,’ ‘more time’ and ‘extended time horizons’ challenge synchronisation arrangements in multilevel policy domains? How does the reshaping of synchronisation arrangements alter the distribution of political power amongst governments, parliaments and administrative agencies as well as the types of power in Europe’s multilevel system? The EU-funded SYNCPOL project will answer these questions by drawing on institutionalist theory to conceptualise synchronisation arrangements as a critical variable. Synchronisation is considered fundamental to the distribution of political power amongst policy-makers. As such, the project will study synchronisation across EU, national and subnational governments, parliaments and administrative agencies across six countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). The focus will be on migration, asylum and public health policies.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme