The limits of post-Lisbon governance in the European Union

Budd, Leslie (2008). The limits of post-Lisbon governance in the European Union. In: Budd, Leslie and Harris, Lisa eds. eGovernance: Managing or Governing? Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 71–97.



At the Lisbon Summit in March 2000, the Heads of the Member States of the European Union (EU) agreed to a strategy for growth and employment, based on fulfilling the objective of making the EU "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion, and respect for the environment" by 2010 (European Council, 2000). At the heart of what has become known as the "Lisbon Strategy" are five policy areas that have been identified as needing strengthening in order that this objective might be met.

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