Unveiling The Council Of The European Union: Games Governments Play in Brussels

Paperback | May 15, 2010

EditorDaniel Naurin, Helen Wallace

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Thanks to new transparency rules and increased efforts by scholars, researchers are better equipped than ever before to analyze the decision-making processes of the Council of the European Union and to test old wisdoms. This book covers the most contentious areas and important debates in current research.

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Thanks to new transparency rules and increased efforts by scholars, researchers are better equipped than ever before to analyze the decision-making processes of the Council of the European Union and to test old wisdoms. This book covers the most contentious areas and important debates in current research.

DANIEL NAURIN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Gothenburg University, Sweden. He is the author or Deliberation behind Closed Doors: Transparency and Lobbying in the European Union.   HELEN WALLACE is Centennial Professor in the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230250386

ISBN - 13:9780230250383

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Table of Contents

Introduction: From Rags to Riches--D.Naurin & H.Wallace
PART I: COALITION-BUILDING
Voting and Coalitions in the Council after the Enlargement--M.Mattila
Voting, Statements and Coalition-Building in the Council from 1999 to 2006--S.Hagemann
East-North-South: Coalition-Building in the Council Before and After Enlargement--D.Naurin & R.Lindahl
PART II: CONSENSUS
Veto Players Theory and Consensus Behaviour--T.Knig & D.Junge
The Mechanisms of Consensus: Coming to Agreement on Community Asylum Policy--J.P.Aus
PART III: DELIBERATION
Deliberation and Bargaining in the Article 113 Committee and the 1996/97 IGC Representatives Group--A.Niemann
Risk Regulation, GMOs, and the Limits of Deliberation--M.A.Pollack & G.C.Shaffer
Strategic Bargaining, Norms, and Deliberation--J.Lewis
PART IV: LEADERSHIP
The Power of the Chair: Formal Leadership by the Council Presidency--J.Tallberg
Steering, but not Dominating: The Impact of the Council Presidency on EU Legislation--A.Warntjen
The Facilitator of Efficient Negotiations in the Council: The Impact of the Council Secretariat--D.Beach
The Relative Power of Member States in the Council: Large and Small, Old and New--R.Thomson
PART V: METHODOLOGICAL DEBATE
How Should we Best Study the Council of Ministers?--D.Heisenberg
Neither Goethe nor Bismarck: On the Link between Theory and Empirics in Council Decision-Making Studies--G.Schneider

Editorial Reviews

"Highly interesting from start to finish." -- European Library 
 
"The volume's excellent choice of contributions and its comprehensive and encouraging insights raise the bar in Council studies several notches." -- Tim Veen, University of Nottingham, Political Studies Review