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Analyzing public management policy cycles in the European Commission: oversight of budget control and the integrated internal control framework

Barzelay, Michael, Levy, Roger and Gomez, Antonio-Martin Porras (2010) Analyzing public management policy cycles in the European Commission: oversight of budget control and the integrated internal control framework. CARR discussion paper , 65. Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Ecnonmics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 978 0 85328 439 0

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Abstract

The European Commission has experienced several public management policy cycles since the mid-1990s, during the Santer, Prodi, and Barroso presidencies. A specific public management issue included on the Barroso Commission's (2004-2008) policy agenda was based on indicators of significant irregularity in budget execution, signalled repeatedly by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in its annual Declaration of Assurance (DAS). The 'negative DAS' problem led to a declared Barroso Commission strategic objective to achieve a 'positive DAS' by 2009. The approach to a solution to this problem was 'integrated internal control', an international reference point within the accounting and auditing professions. The result was a centrally co-ordinated Commission project aiming to modify management and audit practices within both the Commission and EU Member States. This article reports on the 'positive DAS' and 'integrated internal control' policy cycle and explains its agenda-setting, alternative-specification, and decisional processes.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/units/C...
Additional Information: © 2010 London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 65
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 12:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31947/

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