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Joana Mendes

Joana Mendes

Full professor in Comparative and Administrative Law

Faculty or Centre Faculté de Droit, d'Economie et de Finance
Research Unit Droit
Postal Address Weicker Building, Université du Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
Campus Office C209
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Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5426
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Joana Mendes is Professor of Comparative Administrative Law since 2016, where she teaches courses in Comparative Administrative Law and EU Law.

She graduated in law and obtained a master’s degree in public law (2002) at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). She has a doctor degree from the European University Institute (Italy), awarded in 2009. Before joining the University of Luxembourg, she worked at the University of Amsterdam (2009-2016), where she was Associate Professor at the Department of International and EU Law, senior researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and PhD Dean. She has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School (2014). She has also taught as a guest lecturer at the University of Coimbra, the European University Institute, the LUISS Carlo Guidi School of Government (summer school), and the Legal and Judicial Training Centre of Macao.

She is member of the Steering Committee of ReNEUAL (Research Network of European Administrative Law) and of the editorial board of the Journal of European Integration.

Her recent research focuses on administrative discretion in the EU (Individual research grant (VENI), awarded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), between 2013 and 2016); on international regulatory cooperation, in particular in the framework of mega-regional agreements; and on the allocation of authority in EU and international law (in collaboration with dr. Ingo Venzke).

Her publications include Participation in EU Rulemaking. A Rights-based Approach (OUP, 2011) and articles published in the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Journal, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Joana Mendes’ academic work has focused on the exercise of public authority in the EU. Her aim has been to develop normative solutions to the problems of executive power specific to the system of governance of the EU. To this end, she has relied extensively on doctrines of public law and on her knowledge of different national administrative law systems. She has addressed the normative issues that the exercise of EU executive powers raises both from a rule of law and a democracy perspective, based on the premise that comparative public law, and comparative administrative law specifically, is a solid ground for creating critical benchmarks and tools to develop and improve EU public law.

Her former work focused on the ways in which the EU relates to its citizens when exercising public authority, with a particular focus on citizen’s rights (research themes 1 to 4, document below). More recently, her research has adopted an internal perspective on public authority in the EU. Her work now focuses on how this authority is exercised, on the ways in which law substantively structures such exercise, and on the relative role of administrative bodies and of courts in this respect (research themes 4 to 6, below). In this line of research, she is currently working on a monograph on the administrative discretion of the European Commission (working title:Administrative Discretion in the EU: Law, Policy Choices and Technical Assessments). She is also preparing, together with Ingo Venzke, an edited book on Relative Authority in EU and International Law: Balancing Institutions in Comparative Assessments(forthcoming with Hart Publishing).



Last updated on: 28 Mar 2017

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See detailThe EU Administration
Mendes, Joana

in Amtenbrink, Fabian; Curtin, Deirdre; de Witte, Bruno; Kuijper, Pieter Jan; McDonnell, Alison; Van den Bogaert, Stefaan (Eds.) The Law of the European Union (in press)

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2018

See detailIntroduction: The Idea of Relative Authority in European and International Law
Mendes, Joana; Venzke, Ingo

in Mendes, Joana; Venzke, Ingo (Eds.) Allocating Authority: Who Should Do What in European and International Law? (2018)

See detailAllocating Authority: Who Should Do What in European and International Law?
Mendes, Joana; Venzke, Ingo

Book published by Hart Publishing (2018)

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2017

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See detailAdministrative Discretion in the EU: Comparative Perspectives
Mendes, Joana

in Rose-Ackerman, Susan; Lindseth, Peter (Eds.) Comparative Administrative Law (2017)

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See detailBounded Discretion in EU Law: A Limited Judicial Paradigm in a Changing EU
Mendes, Joana

in Modern Law Review (2017), 80(3), 443-472

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See detailExecutive Rulemaking: Procedures in Between Constitutional Principles and Institutional Entrenchment
Mendes, Joana

in Harlow, Carol; Leino-Sandberg, Päivi; della Cananea, Giacinto (Eds.) Research Handbook in EU Administrative Law (2017)

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2016

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See detailThe Making of Delegated and Implementing Acts: Legitimacy Beyond Inter-Institutional Balances
Mendes, Joana

in Bergström, Carl Frederik; Ritleng, Dominique (Eds.) Rule-making by the European Commission: the New System (2016)

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See detailAdministrative Procedure, Administrative Democracy
Mendes, Joana

in Auby, Jean-Bernard (Ed.) Droit comparé de la procédure administrative (2016)

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See detailParticipation in Rule-making: European Union
Mendes, Joana

in Auby, Jean-Bernard (Ed.) Droit comparé de la procédure administrative (2016)

See detailRegulatory Cooperation Under TTIP: Rulemaking and the Ambiguity of Participation
Mendes, Joana

in Pantaleo, Luca; Douma, Wybe; Takacs, Tamara (Eds.) Tiptoeing To TTIP: What Kind Of Agreement For What Kind Of Partnership? (2016)

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See detailDiscretion, Care and Public Interests in the EU Administration: Probing the Limits of Law
Mendes, Joana

in Common Market Law Review (2016), 53(2), 419-452

See detailThe Democratic Foundations of the Union: Representative Democracy and the Legal Challenge of Article 11 TEU
Mendes, Joana

in Blockmans, Steven; Lazowski, Adam (Eds.) Research Handbook in EU Institutional Law (2016)

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2015

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See detailLa Legittimazione dell' Amministrazione dell' UE: Tra Istanze Istituzionali e Democratiche
Mendes, Joana

in de Lucia, Luca; Marchetti, Barbara (Eds.) L'Amministrazione europea e il suo diritto (2015)

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2014

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See detailRule of Law and Participation: A Normative Analysis of Internationalised Rulemaking as Composite Procedures?
Mendes, Joana

in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2014), 12(2), 370-401

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See detailConsumers' Access to EU Competition Procedures: Outer and Inner Limits
Mendes, Joana

in Common Market Law Review (2014), 51(2), 483-521

See detailArticle 42 - Right of Access to Documents
Mendes, Joana; Curtin, Deirdre

in Peers, Steve; Hervey, Tamara; Kenner, Jeff; Ward, Angela (Eds.) The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - A Commentary (2014)

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See detailBook II - Administrative Rulemaking
Mendes, Joana; Curtin, Deirdre; Hoffman, Herwig C. H.; Schneider, Jens-Peter; Ziller, Jacques

Report (2014)

See detailReNEUAL model rules on EU administrative procedure
Mendes, Joana; Hofmann, Herwig; Schneider, Jens-Peter; Ziller, Jacques; Auby, Jean-Bernard; Craig, Paul; Curtin, Deirdre; della Cananea, Giacinto; Galetta, Diana-Urania; Mir, Oriol; Stelkens, Ulrich; Wierzbowski, Marek

Report (2014)

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2013

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See detailConstitutionalising EU Executive Rule-Making Procedures: A Research Agenda
Mendes, Joana

in European Law Journal (2013), 19(1), 1-21

See detail[Book Review] Mark Dawson, "New Governance and the Transformation of European Law - Coordinating Eu Social Law and Policy"
Mendes, Joana

in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2013), 20(4), 653-658

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See detailProceduralising EU Non-legislative Rules: Bridging the Gaps
Mendes, Joana; Curtin, Deirdre; Hofmann, Herwig

in European Law Journal (2013)

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2012

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See detailEU Law and Global Regulatory Regimes: Hollowing Out Procedural Standards?
Mendes, Joana

in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2012), 10(4), 988-1022

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2011

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See detailParticipation and the Role of Law after Lisbon: a Legal View on Article 11 TEU
Mendes, Joana

in Common Market Law Review (2011), 48(6), 1849-1878

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See detailTransparence et Participation: des Principes Démocratiques pour l'Administration de l'Union Européenne
Mendes, Joana

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2011), 1-2(137-138), 101-121

See detailAdministrative Law Beyond the State: Participation at the Intersection of Legal Systems
Mendes, Joana

in Mattarella, Bernardo; Chiti, Edoardo (Eds.) The Relationships Between Global Administrative Law and European Administrative Law (2011)

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See detailParticipation in EU Rulemaking. A Rights-based Approach
Mendes, Joana

Book published by Oxford University Press - 1st edition (2011)

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See detailCitizens and EU Administration: Direct and Indirect Links
Mendes, Joana; Curtin, Deirdre

Report (2011)

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2009

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See detailParticipation and Participation Rights in EU Law and Governance
Mendes, Joana

in Hofmann, Herwig; Türk, Alexander (Eds.) Legal Challenges in EU Administrative Law. Towards an Integrated Administration (2009)

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See detailLa Bonne Administration en Droit Communautaire et le Code Européen de Bonne Conduite Administrative
Mendes, Joana

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2009), 3(131), 555-571

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2006

See detailLa Réforme du Système Administratif Portugais: New Public Management ou Etat néowébèrien?
Mendes, Joana

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2006), 3(119), 533-555

See detail[Book review] Carole Evrard, "Les Agences de l’Eau. Entre Recentralisation et Décentralisation"
Mendes, Joana

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2006), 2007/1-2(121-122), 266-268

See detailLegislação do Ambiente – Sistematizada e Comentada
Mendes, Joana; Eduardo, José; Dias, Figueiredo

Book published by Coimbra Editora - 5th edition (2006)

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