Non-conformable, partial and conformable transposition: A competing risk analysis of the transposition process of directives in the EU15

König, Thomas ; Mäder, Lars

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: European Union Politics : EUP
Volume: 14
Issue number: 1
Page range: 46-69
Place of publication: London
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 1465-1165 , 1741-2757
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Politische Wissenschaft II (König)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Although member states are obliged to transpose directives into domestic law in a conformable manner and receive considerable time for their transposition activities, we identify three levels of transposition outcomes for EU directives: conformable, partially conformable and non-conformable. Compared with existing transposition models, which do not distinguish between different transposition outcomes, we examine the factors influencing each transposition process by means of a competing risk analysis.We find that preference-related factors, in particular the disagreement of a member state and the Commission regarding a directive’s outcome, play a much more strategic role than has to date acknowledged in the transposition literature. Whereas disagreement of a member state delays conformable transposition, it speeds up non-conformable transposition. Disagreement of the Commission only prolongs the transposition process.We therefore conclude that a stronger focus on an effective sanctioning mechanism is warranted for safeguarding compliance with directives.

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