“Interstitial Organizations in EU Governance” - Guest lecture by Jozef Batora
Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences invite you to attend a public lecture given by Jozef Batora (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia) on 6 April 2017. The title of the lecture is: "Interstitial Organizations in EU Governance”.
Date: 6 April, 2017 at 15:30
Place: ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences, North Building (Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, H-1117 Budapest) Room 0.100B
The lecture will be held in English.
The current paper proposes an analytical framework for studying emergence, operation and effects of interstitial organizations (INTOs) set up in the European Union to address rapidly proliferating hybrid security challenges. In their operation, INTOs tap into resources of various institutional fields and recombine rules, practices and procedures from these to form new organizational forms containing new structures, new practices and kinds of relations with organizations in the environment. To illustrate this phenomenon, the paper presents preliminary empirical evidence from EU bodies such as the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG), and national cyber defense units (CDUs) in selected EU member states. Structurally and in terms of their status and functions, these organizations take on characteristics partially resembling features of governments in sovereign states and partially acquiring structural and procedural features different from these.