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See detailTransparence et Participation: des Principes Démocratiques pour l'Administration de l'Union Européenne
Mendes, Joana UL

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2011), 1-2(137-138), 101-121

Le présent article vise à déterminer si et dans quelle mesure les règles et pratiques juridiques actuelles de l’Union européenne en matière de transparence et de participation encouragent les principes ... [more ▼]

Le présent article vise à déterminer si et dans quelle mesure les règles et pratiques juridiques actuelles de l’Union européenne en matière de transparence et de participation encouragent les principes démocratiques récemment ancrés dans le traité sur l’Union européenne. Il se concentre essentiellement sur la façon dont les principes de transparence et de participation ont été formulés et surtout mis en œuvre dans la pratique, afin d’examiner leur éventuelle signification démocratique. Il pose la question de savoir s’il existe vraiment un panorama des principes démocratiques de l’administration européenne. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Bonne Administration en Droit Communautaire et le Code Européen de Bonne Conduite Administrative
Mendes, Joana UL

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2009), 3(131), 555-571

Le code de bonne conduite administrative constitue une source importante pour comprendre lesens du principe et concept de bonne administration en droit administratif européen. Il englobeen effet certains ... [more ▼]

Le code de bonne conduite administrative constitue une source importante pour comprendre lesens du principe et concept de bonne administration en droit administratif européen. Il englobeen effet certains aspects qui ont tendance à être négligés dans la jurisprudence des juridictionseuropéennes ainsi que par les chercheurs en droit européen. De plus, contrairement à ce que lesrécents développements ont laissé présager – c’est-à-dire le fait que la Commission refuse deprésenter une proposition de règlement européen qui donnerait une force obligatoire auxdispositions du code – celui-ci demeure pertinent pour envisager les évolutions juridiquespossibles de la bonne administration. Le présent article met en avant les raisons et le sens du lienentre le code et l’article 41 de la Charte des droits fondamentaux, analyse la complexité et lesincertitudes entourant le concept de « bonne administration », souligne les interconnexions entreses aspects juridiques et extra-juridiques. Il aborde également les rapports du code avec desdéveloppements antérieurs du droit communautaire. Il met en lumière sa valeur ajoutée juridiqueet les fonctions qu’il exerce à l’heure actuelle tout en considérant les évolutions juridiques quipourraient en découler. [less ▲]

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See detailGood Administration in EU Law and the European Code of Good Administrative Behaviour
Mendes, Joana UL

E-print/Working paper (2009)

The Code of Good Administrative Behaviour has passed fairly unnoticed in academic research on the principle of good administration. However, it is an important source to understand the meaning of this ... [more ▼]

The Code of Good Administrative Behaviour has passed fairly unnoticed in academic research on the principle of good administration. However, it is an important source to understand the meaning of this principle and concept in European administrative law, since it encompasses some of its dimensions that tend to be overlooked by the case law of the European Courts and also by European law scholars. Furthermore, contrary to what recent developments let believe – namely, the fact that the Commission refuses to put forth a proposal for a European regulation that would make the provisions of the Code binding – the Code remains relevant to map possible legal developments regarding good administration. The article1 explains the reasons and meaning of the link between the Code and Article 41 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, analyses the complexity and uncertainty of the concept “good administration”, characterises its different legal and non-legal facets highlighting the interconnections between them. In addition, it demonstrates how these different layers are reflected in the Code, underlines the Code’s links with previous EU law developments, its added legal value and the functions it currently performs, considering also the different paths through which further legal, binding developments could derive from the Code. [less ▲]

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See detailParticipation and Participation Rights in EU Law and Governance
Mendes, Joana UL

in Hofmann, Herwig; Türk, Alexander (Eds.) Legal Challenges in EU Administrative Law. Towards an Integrated Administration (2009)

The European Courts have maintained a restrictive approach to participation rights in EU administrative procedures. The right to be heard is primarily recognised to addressees of unfavourable ... [more ▼]

The European Courts have maintained a restrictive approach to participation rights in EU administrative procedures. The right to be heard is primarily recognised to addressees of unfavourable administrative decisions or, at any rate, to those directly and individually concerned by them. As such, its scope is limited to procedures leading up to the adoption of individual decisions. In this book chapter, it is argued that the limits set by the European Courts, in particular the principled exclusion of participation rights from rulemaking procedures, lead to a mismatch between the powers exerted by the EU administration and the procedural guarantees that are recognised to the persons affected. Furthermore, these limits are unjustifiable in the light of the rationales of participation rights, as these have been interpreted by the European Courts. In contrast to the Courts’ stance, the author puts forward criteria that may lead to the recognition of participation rights in a way that better suits the requirements of the rule of law and a paradigm of EU administrative law that is respectful of the rights and legally protected interests of the citizens. In addition, the restrictive legal approach to participation rights contrasts with the increased resort to participation in EU governance. This book chapter also highlights the contrast between the scope and meaning of more political forms of participation, on the one hand, and participation rights, on the other, and argues that a broader recognition of participation rights contributes to bridging the distance between the configuration of participation in the political realm, on the one hand, and in the legal realm, on the other. [less ▲]

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See detailLegislação do Ambiente – Sistematizada e Comentada
Mendes, Joana UL; Eduardo, José; Dias, Figueiredo

Book published by Coimbra Editora - 5th edition (2006)

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See detail[Book review] Carole Evrard, "Les Agences de l’Eau. Entre Recentralisation et Décentralisation"
Mendes, Joana UL

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2006), 2007/1-2(121-122), 266-268

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See detailLa Réforme du Système Administratif Portugais: New Public Management ou Etat néowébèrien?
Mendes, Joana UL

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2006), 3(119), 533-555

The recent process of reform undergone by the Portuguese public administration, begun in 2004 under the Social Democrats and continued in 2006 under the Socialists, introduced aspects of managerialism ... [more ▼]

The recent process of reform undergone by the Portuguese public administration, begun in 2004 under the Social Democrats and continued in 2006 under the Socialists, introduced aspects of managerialism. However, the concept of the neo-Weberian state developed by Pollitt and Bouckaert more adequately describes the features of the Portuguese administration as shaped by this reform, which is situated in a context of financial pressure resulting from the need to comply with the requirements of the Growth and Stability Pact and European monetary integration—although some of its measures can only be fully understood in the framework of Portuguese public administration, since they are directed at tackling specific dysfunctions that resulted from changes over three preceding decades. Some of the problems that the current reform of the public administration sought to alleviate persist and are briefly noted. An account of the measures adopted, the influence of managerialism (and of contractualism, less influential in this reform), and the Weberian traits that persist are presented, demonstrating that the reforms of 2004–2006 have not inscribed characteristics that could be fully captured by the concept of new public management (NPM). The author underlines the bias of the reform program of 2006 toward reducing the number of administrative structures and addresses the question of whether this organic restructuring implies a reduction of the welfare functions performed by the state. This is a complex question and a possible answer on the basis of the analysis is a limited one. Nevertheless, the reform is directed mainly at the redesign and reallocation of formal functions within the structure of the administration (executive functions, consultative functions, management of resources), not resulting necessarily in a substantial reduction of welfare state functions. This acknowledges the normative concept of the state underlying the reform and the possible need to review this conclusion in light of further developments. [less ▲]

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