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Reflexive governance in the public interest

Objective

This proposal will focus on emerging institutional mechanisms which seek to answer the question of market failures by means other than command-and-control regulation imposed in the name of the public interest. It will seek to identify these new mechanism s, to evaluate them and to make institutional proposals for an improved form of governance. It proposes to ground its empirical work in five material fields: services of general interest, global public services and common goods, institutional frames for markets, corporate governance, and fundamental rights governance. These laboratories of new forms of governance in the public interest have been chosen because a wide perspective must, be adopted to define the preconditionsof public interest, especially i n the provision of public services. Indeed, this question can only be approached adequately by also investigating the institutional frames required for an efficient regulation of competitive activities, as the borders between the sectors of competitive a ctivities and traditional public services become still more indistinct; any answer to this question must also take into account the international context in which the EU has to regulate economic activities and in particular the services of general economi c interest; it must build on the evolutions of corporate governance as it is increasingly being recognized that, in relation to the enterprises which supply services of general interest, how companies are owned and controlled has a vital impact on the w ay they respond to regulatory interventions; and, finally, it must seek inspiration from the common values on which the Union is built - indeed, fundamental rights may have a decisive role in the future in contributing to social and territorial cohesion in the Union. One of the outcomes of our research will be a Public Interest Assessment protocol. Such a protocol woud favor a better evaluation of services of general interest.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place De L'universite, 1
Louvain-la-neuve
Belgium

Participants (30)

YORK UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
4700 Keele Street (214 York Lanes, Office Of Research Services)
North York (Toronto), Ontario
CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE, CERGE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1 (Prague)
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY BUDAPEST FOUNDATION
Hungary
Address
Nador U. 9.
Budapest
EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Tr 1-3.
Budapest
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 7
San Domenico Di Fiesole, Firenze
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN, FACULTEIT DER RECHTSGELEERDHEID [UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, FACULTY OF LAW]
Netherlands
Address
Steenschuur 25
9520 Leiden
INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DE PARIS LA DEFENSE
France
Address
4 Rue De La Michodiere
Paris
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAT
Germany
Address
Senckenberganalge, 31
Frankfurt Am Main
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Hougthon Street
London
LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT - INSTITUT FUR MENSCHENRECHTE
Austria
Address
Hessgasse 1
Vienna
CARL-VON-OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAT OLDENBURG
Germany
Address
Ammerlander Heerstrasse 114-118
Oldenburg
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
London
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Address
Piazza Universita
Catania
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
Address
Banchi Di Sotto, 55
Siena
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Belenzani 12
Trento
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Address
Plaza Del Riego S/n Edifico Histrico, 1A Planta
Oviedo
UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Pl. Merce, 10-12
Barcelona
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du Xx Aout, 7 (A1)
Liege
UNIVERSITE PARIS X
France
Address
200 Avenue De La Republique
Nanterre
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
Address
15 Rue Georges Clemenceau
Orsay Cedex
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
Brussel
JUSTUS-LIEBIG UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN
Germany
Address
Ludwigstr. 23
Giessen
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
ECONOMICS INSTITUTE, ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Politickych Veznu 7
882 Praha 1 (Prague)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin
FONDATION DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
Address
C/o Sciences Po 27 Rue Saint Guillaume
Paris