Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa

Just the TTIP of the Iceberg? Dynamics and Effects of Information Leaks in EU Politics

  • Ronny Patz (a1)
Abstract

“[M]any observers agree that the Commission has been ‘leaking like a sieve’”.

Leaks have become a major element of European Union politics. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) leak in early May 2016 is neither the first of its kind nor will it be the last. Transparency by leaks – or “transleakancy” as the series of publications of confidential TTIP negotiation documents has already been coined – is one element of the political game that different interest groups, governmental and non–governmental, play on both sides of the Atlantic. And yet, leaked EU documents have been shared in wider policy-networks all along, independent of whether they have received media attention or not. The difference is that leaks similar to those that we see on TTIP have reached a new level of importance. Here, themere fact of their existence makes them newsworthy. The impact of these leaks on public debates is seen as amajor risk for negotiators.

Copyright
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Carsten Grønbech–Jensen , “The Scandinavian tradition of open government and the European Union: problems of compatibility?”, 5 Journal of European Public Policy (1998), pp. 185 et sqq., at p. 191.

Christoph Herrmann , “Transleakancy” in Christoph Herrmann , Bruno Simma , Rudolf Streinz (eds.) Trade policy between law, diplomacy and scholarship. Liber amicorum in memoriam of Horst G. Krenzler (Cham et al.: Springer 2015), pp. 39 et sqq.

Jurgen De Jong , Michiel de Vries , Michiel “Towards unlimited transparency? Morals and facts concerning leaking to the press by public officials in the Netherlands”, 27 Public Administration and Development (2007), pp. 215 et sqq.

Kathryn Flynn , “Covert Disclosures – Unauthorized leaking, public officials and the public sphere; 7 Journalism Studies (2006), pp. 256 et sqq., at p. 258.

Christopher Hood , “From FOI World to WikiLeaks World: A New Chapter in the Transparency Story?”, 24 Governance (2011), pp. 635 et sqq.

Frank J. Convery , Luke Redmond , “Market and Price Developments in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme”, 1 Review of Environmental Economics & Policy (2007), pp. 88 et sqq.

Hussein Kassim , Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos , “The European Commission and the future of Europe”, 14 Journal of European Public Policy (2007), pp. 1249 et sqq.,

Farrel Corcoran , Declan Fahy , “Exploring the European elite sphere”, 10 Journalism Studies (2009), pp. 100 et sqq.

Gijs J. Brandsma , “The effect of information on oversight: the European Parliament's response to increasing information on comitology decision–making”, 78 International Review of Administrative Sciences (2012), pp. 74 et sqq.

Alan Greer , Thomas Hind , “Inter–institutional decision–making: The case of the Common Agricultural Policy”, 31 Policy and Society (2012), pp. 331 et sqq.;

Andreas Dür , Gemma Mateo , “Public opinion and interest group influence: how citizen groups derailed the Anti–Counterfeiting Trade Agreement”, 21 Journal of European Public Policy, pp. 1199 et sqq.

Gabriel J. Michael , “Who's Afraid of WikiLeaks? Missed Opportunities in Political Science Research”, 32 Review of Policy Research (2015), pp. 175 et sqq.

Lucas Bergkamp and Lawrence Kogan , “Trade, the Precautionary Principle, and Post–Modern Regulatory Process. Regulatory Convergence in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”, 4 European Journal of Risk Regulation (2014), pp. 493 et sqq.

Alberto Alemanno , “The Regulatory Cooperation Chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Institutional Structures and Democratic Consequences”, 18 Journal of International Economic Law (2015), pp. 625 et sqq., at p. 630.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

European Journal of Risk Regulation
  • ISSN: 1867-299X
  • EISSN: 2190-8249
  • URL: /core/journals/european-journal-of-risk-regulation
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 9 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 111 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 20th January 2017 - 28th April 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.