The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: The European Level

Hardcover | November 1, 2001

EditorHussein Kassim, Anand Menon, B. Guy Peters

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This book is the second of two volumes that examine how EU member states co-ordinate their European policies. In this second volume, the focus is on the European level. The book investigates the strategies deployed by eleven member states -- Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece,Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom - and examines the role played by the permanent representation, and the structures and processes that link national officials in Brussels and at home. From a comparative perspective, the book identifies and assesses the organisation, functions and effectiveness of the permanent representation, and the part that it plays in the national system of co-ordination. It considers the influences that have shaped systems of national co-ordination -- thedemands exerted by Union membership, the institutional structure of the national polity, the pre-existing balance between domestic institutions, administrative norms and values, and attitudes, both popular and elite, to European integration. It assesses the extent to which there has been aconvergent response to the administrative challenges posed by membership on the part of the member states or whether a pattern of divergence endures. The question of effectiveness is also addressed.The companion volume explores co-ordination institutions, structures and procedures at the domestic level. Looking at ten member states, it offers a comprehensive comparative analysis of the way in national governments organise European policy making.

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This book is the second of two volumes that examine how EU member states co-ordinate their European policies. In this second volume, the focus is on the European level. The book investigates the strategies deployed by eleven member states -- Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece,Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, ...

Hussein Kassim is a Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London. Anand Menon is a Professor of European Politics and Director, European Research Institute, University of Birmingham. B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government, University of Pittsburgh. Vincent Wright is formerly Official Fellow, Nuffield Col...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:374 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Hussien Kassim: Introduction: Co-ordinating National Action in Brussels1. Hussien Kassim: United Kingdom2. Anand Menon: The French Administration in Brussels3. Andreas Maurer and Wolfgang Wessels: The German Case: A Key Moderator in a Competitive Multi-Level Environment The German Case: A Key Moderator in a Competitive Multi-Level Environment4. Giacinto della Cananea: Italy5. Calliope Spanou: Permanent Challenges? Representing Greece in Brussels6. Jose M.Magone: The Portuguese Permanent Representation in Brussels: The Institutionalization of a Simple System7. Bart Kerremans and Jan Beyers: The Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union: Mailbox, Messenger or Representative?8. Rudy B.Andeweg and Ben Soetendorp: National Co-ordination in Brussels? The Role of the Dutch PR to the EU9. Wolfgang C. Muller: Ministerial Government at the European Level: The Case of Austria10. Sonia Mazey: The Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU: Melding National and Collective Interests11. Brigid Laffan: National Co-ordination in Brussels: The Role of Ireland's Permanent RepresentationHussein Kassim and B. Guy Peters: Conclusion: Co-ordinating National Action in Brussels - A Comparative Perspective