Network Publications

This is a list of relevant academic research publications by members of the group.

  • Gloazzo, Claudia, ‘The Financial Accountability of Financial Instruments in Cohesion Policy. Distinctive Features? Lessons Learnt from The European Court of Auditors’ Activity in This Area’, European Structural and Investment Funds Journal, 2/2018 Vol.6.


  • Bauer, Michael W./Becker, Stefan, 2017: Assessing the European Parliament’s Power of the Purse: Rights, Capabilities, and Strategie, in: Becker, Stefan/Bauer, Michael W./De Feo, Alfredo (eds.): The “New” Politics of the European Union Budget, Baden-Baden: Nomos (forthcoming).
  • Becker, Stefan/Bauer, Michael W./De Feo, Alfredo (eds.), 2017: The New Politics of  the European Union Budget, Baden-Baden: Nomos, ISBN 978-3-8487-3500-6 (print) (forthcoming).
  • Benedetto, Giacomo (2017) ‘Power, money and reversion Points: The European Union’s annual budgets since 2010’, Journal of European Public Policy 24(5): 633-652. 20 pages. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2016.1154589. Peer-reviewed journal article.
  • Benedetto, Giacomo (2017) ‘Institutions and the route to reform of the European Union’s budget revenue, 1970-2017’, Empirica 44(4): 615-633. 19 pages. Open access: DOI 10.1007/s10663-017-9383-5
  • Quaglia, L. and Spendzharova, A. (2017) ‘The Conundrum of Solving “Too Big to Fail” in the European Union: Supranationalization at Different Speeds’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Early view: DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12531.
  • Sanchez Barrueco, M-L and Stephenson, P. (2017) ‘Council discharge by the European Parliament – finding solutions’, report for European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department D: Budgetary Affairs, in response to request by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control, June 2017, PE 572. 724. Available at:
  • Stephenson, P. (2017) ‘Why better regulation demands better scrutiny of results: the European Parliament’s use of performance audits by the European Court of Auditors in ex post impact assessment’, European Journal of Law Reform, 19(1), 97-120.
  • Stephenson, P. (2017) ‘The European Parliament’s use of the European Court of Auditors’ special reports in the scrutiny of EU budgetary performance’. In: De Feo, A. and Laffan, B. (ed.) Scrutiny of EU Policies: contributions to the workshop organised by the RSCAS, 27 February 2017, Florence: European University Institute, 44-51. Available free at:
  • Stephenson, P. (2017) ‘Norms, legitimacy and institutional independence: the active role of the European Court of Auditors in setting international standards’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 13(1), 1144-1165.
  • Vogiatzis, N. (2017) The European Ombudsman and Good Administration in the European Union, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wille, A.  (2017). The dynamics of the EU accountability landscape: moving to an ever denser union. In: Christensen, T., & Lægreid, P. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe. London, New York: Routledge, pp. 280-293.


  • Nastase, Andreea (2016) Public Ethics at the European Commission: Politics, Reform and Individual Views, London and New York: Routledge.
  • Spendzharova, A. (2016) ‘Regulatory Cascading: Limitations of Policy Design in European Banking Structural Reforms’, Policy and Society 35(3): 227-237.
  • Spendzharova, A. and Bayram, E. (2016) ‘Banking Union Through the Back Door? The Impact of European Banking Union on Sweden and the Baltic States’, West European Politics 39(3): 565-584.
  • Spendzharova, A., Versluis, E., Flöthe, L., Radulova, E. (2016) ‘Too much, too fast? The Sources of Banks’ Opposition to European Banking Structural Reforms’, Journal of Banking Regulation 17(1): 133-145.
  • Stephenson, P. (2016) ‘Starting from scratch? Analysing early institutionalization processes: the case of audit governance’, Journal of European Public Policy, 23(10), 1481-1501.
  • Stephenson, P. (2016) ‘Sixty-five years of Auditing Europe’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 12(1):
  • Surubaru N.C. (2016), “Administrative and political embeddedness: how to improve the institutional environments dealing with the management and implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds? The experience of new member states”, in Bachtler J., Berkowitz P., Hardy S. and Muravska T. (eds.), EU Cohesion Policy. Reassessing performance and direction, Routledge Regions and Cities, Abingdon.
  • Vogiatzis, N. (2016). Openness in the EU and beyond: The contribution of the European Ombudsman to open meetings and lessons from the Canadian experience. Public Law, (April), 304-324.
  • Wille, A. (2016). The evolving EU accountability landscape: moving to an ever denser union. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 82(4), 694-717.


  • Aden, Hartmut (2015) ‚‘The European Court of Auditors and its relationship with national independent audit institutions – the evolving audit function in the EU multilevel system’, in: Michael W. Bauer & Jarle Trondal (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 313-326.
  • Sánchez-Barrueco, María-Luisa (2015) ‘The Contribution of the European Court of Auditors to EU Financial Accountability in Times of Crisis’, Romanian Journal of European Affairs, 15(1): 70-85.
  • Stephenson, P. (2015) ‘Reconciling audit and evaluation? The shift to performance and effectiveness at the European Court of Auditors’, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 1, 79-89.
  • Surubaru N.C. (2015) “Administrative capacity-building for the future of European funds management: concept paper on measurement and research avenues”, Regional Studies, Regional Science, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 188-196, (co-authored with Salemink K., Idczak P., Monsson. C. K.). DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1013151
  • Wille, A. (2015). Holding Executive Power to Account: The EU administration’s accountability challenge(s). In: Bauer, M. W., & Trondal, J. (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System. Houndmills Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 467-481.


  • Costa, Paulo N. (2014) O Tribunal de Contas e a Boa Governança: contributo para uma reforma do controlo financeiro externo em Portugal, Coimbra, Coimbra Editora.
  • Łacny, Justyna (2014) “Zasada należytego zarządzania finansami w Unii Europejskiej” [Principle of Sound Financial Management in the European Union – Compliance with the EU Budgetary Provisions], Kontrola Państwowa 2014, nr 3, str. 104
  • Sánchez-Barrueco, María-Luisa (2014) ‘The 2012 Financial Regulation: Building the cathedral of EU legitimacy?’, Challenges of the Knowledge Society, Bucharest, 2014
  • Stephenson, Paul (2014) ‘Appointing the members of the European Court of Auditors: towards better-qualified management and more efficient and timely decision-making?’, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto (European Journal of Deusto, Bilbao), 51: 99-122.


  • Benedetto, Giacomo (2013) ‘The EU Budget after Lisbon: Rigidity and Reduced Spending?’ Journal of Public Policy 33(3): 345-369. Peer-reviewed journal article.
  • Cini, Michelle (2013) ‘EU Decision-Making on Inter-Institutional Agreements: Defining (Common) Rules of Conduct for European Lobbyists and Public Servants’, West European Politics, 36(6): 1143-1158.
  • Cini, Michelle (2013) ‘Institutional Change and Ethics Management in the EU’s College of Commissioners’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, published online 13 January 2013, DOI: 10.1111/1467-856X.12008
  • Costa, Paulo N. (2013), ‘Que ‘Contas’? – o controlo financeiro externo entre accounting e accountability’, Revista de Finanças Públicas e Direito Fiscal, VI (2): 49-69.
  • Stephenson, Paul (2013) ‘20 Years of Multi-Level Governance: Where Does It Come From? What Is It? Where Is It Going?’, Journal of European Public Policy, 20(6): 817-837.


  • Aden, Hartmut (2012) ‘Haushalt und Finanzierung der EU’ in: Florian T. Furtak/Bernd Groß (eds.), Lernziel Europa. Integrationsfelder und -prozesse, Frankfurt/Main (Lang), S. 141-162.
  • Benedetto, Giacomo and Milio, Simona (eds) (2012) European Union Budget Reform: Institutions, Policy and Economic Crisis, Basingstoke: Palgrave. ISBN: 978-1-137-00497-0.Co-edited volume. Chapters 1 and 3 single-authored by Giacomo Benedetto. Chapter 9 co-authored by Giacomo Benedetto.
  • Łacny, Justyna (2012) (with M. Szwarc), “Legal character of European Union agricultural penalties – comments to the ECJ ruling in case C-489/10 Ł. Bonda”, Eurocrime 2012
  • Machado, Jónatas and Costa, Paulo N. (2012) ‘O tribunal de contas como guardião da constituição?: A relevância constitucional do controlo financeiro externo em tempos de crise’, Estudos de homenagem ao prof. doutor Jorge Miranda, Vol. II: 149-163.
  • Sánchez-Barrueco, María-Luisa (2012) [‘Accountability and Communication in the European Union’] ‘Responsabilizacion institucional y comunicación en la Unión Europea’, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto 46: 113-146 (with Del Rio, S.).
  • Schön-Quinlivan, Emmanuelle (2012) ‘The European Commission’. In: Environmental Policy in the European Union: actors, institutions and processes, 3rd edition. London: Routledge Earthscan.
  • Stephenson, Paul (2012) ‘Sixty Years of Auditing Europe’. Paper presented at workshop ‘Sixty Years of European Governance’, York University, Toronto, 13 September 2012.


  • Sánchez-Barrueco, María-Luisa (2011) ‘The post-Lisbon European Court of Auditors: little prospects for better enhancing EU legitimacy through better accountability in harsh times’, Paper presented at EUSA 12th Biennial Conference in Boston, 4 March 2011, available at
  • Schön-Quinlivan, Emmanuelle (2011) Reforming the European Commission,
    Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2010 and before

  • Benedetto, Giacomo and Hoyland, Bjorn (2007) ‘The Reform of the EU Annual Budgetary Procedure: Existing Rules, the Convention Proposal and the Intergovernmental Conference, 2002-2004’, Journal of Common Market Studies 45(3): 565-587. Peer-reviewed journal article.
  • Cini, Michelle (2010) ‘Ethique et Réforme Administrative de la Commission Européenne’ Revue Française d’Administration Publique, 133: 45-60.
  • Cini, Michelle (2009) ‘Interdisciplinarity in Political Science’ (with A. Warleigh-Lack), European Political Science, symposium on Interdisciplinarity in Political Science, eds. M. Cini and A. Warleigh-Lack, 8(1), March 2009.
  • Cini, Michelle (2008) ‘Conceptualising Continuing Reform: the Origins of the European Commission’s Transparency Initiative’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15(5): 743-60.
  • Cini, Michelle (2007) From Integration to Integrity: Administrative Ethics and Reform in the European Commission, Manchester University Press, Manchester.
  • Łacny, Justyna (2010) “Penalty payments, lump sums and financial corrections imposed on Member States for the infringement of EU law”
  • Sánchez-Barrueco, María-Luisa (2008) [‘The European Court of Auditors: stepping over its boundaries through the principle of cooperation’] El Tribunal de Cuentas Europeo: la superación de sus limitaciones mediante el principio de colaboración. Dykinson, Madrid.
  • Schön-Quinlivan, Emmanuelle (2008) ‘Implementing organisational change: the case
    of the Kinnock reforms’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15(5): 726-742.

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