Articles by Christel Koop

March 23, 2021

The European Commission is no longer technocratic – it takes public opinion seriously

Christel Koop
Often labelled technocratic and expertise-driven, the Commission’s ‘unelected bureaucrats’ in fact take public opinion seriously. When facing crises, the Commission uses agenda-priorities to respond to citizens’ cues, write Christel Koop, Christine Reh and Edoardo Bressanelli
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Christel Koop
Associate Professor of Political Economy at King's College London

Christel's research focuses on regulation and other areas of economic policy-making, both at the national and EU-level.

She is particularly interested in the independence, accountability and legitimacy of technocratic decision-making.

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