New paper proposals are invited for the  ECPR general conference in Hamburg, 22.-25.8.2018.  Specifically, in multi-level governance structures such as the European Union (EU), decentralized implementation inevitably leads to a diversity of policy solutions in practice.  However, our knowledge about this diversity is limited empirically and theoretically. What does it imply for policy performance, the legitimacy of decision-making, and the ways in which member states “take back control”? How can we gain a fuller empirical picture of multi-level policy implementation?

The panel invites papers that analyse implementation patterns, delegation processes and administrative discretion, as well as (differentiated) integration.  Please upload your paper abstract on the ECPR homepage and send your paper abstract (max. 250 words) to and

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