People Who Run Europe

Hardcover | December 1, 1996

byEdward C. Page

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In the minds of many, Brussels is very closely associated with bureaucracy. Yet we know little about the character of the European Union's bureaucracy. Professor Page draws upon a wide range of empirical sources to present a picture of the administrative system of the EU. He discusses thecomplexities of its internal organization and goes on to explore the people who work in it. As a multinational organization its procedures for appointment and promotion reflect in part the need to maintain a professional career civil service and in part the desire to secure a fair mix ofnationalities among top officials. People who Run Europe looks at the distinctive features of the administrative system which these two principles help to produce as well as at the nature of the people - their backgrounds, careers and skills - who are attracted to it. The author also examines therole of top officials in the decision making process, above all in their dealings with politicians and interest groups.

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In the minds of many, Brussels is very closely associated with bureaucracy. Yet we know little about the character of the European Union's bureaucracy. Professor Page draws upon a wide range of empirical sources to present a picture of the administrative system of the EU. He discusses thecomplexities of its internal organization and...

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In the minds of many, Brussels is very closely associated with bureaucracy. Yet we know little about the character of the European Union's bureaucracy. Professor Page draws upon a wide range of empirical sources to present a picture of the administrative system of the EU. He discusses the complexities of its internal organization and g...

Edward C. Page is at University of Hull.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:December 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198280793

ISBN - 13:9780198280798

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`It is the great merit of Professor Page's rather slim volume on People Who Run Europe to do justice to these and other myths by means of a careful examination of the background of the men and women of Brussels and the nature of the decision processes in which they are involved.'Journal of Public Policy 17,1