At the Heart of the Union: Studies of the European Commission

Overview

The European Commission is very much at the heart of the European Union. It undertakes a large number of responsibilities, it exercises as whole variety of roles, and it is the institution which is most readily associated and identified with the Union's many different activities. This books makes a major contribution to furthering understanding of the Commission by bringing together a broad range of different perspectives on different aspects of the nature and functioning of the...

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Overview

The European Commission is very much at the heart of the European Union. It undertakes a large number of responsibilities, it exercises as whole variety of roles, and it is the institution which is most readily associated and identified with the Union's many different activities. This books makes a major contribution to furthering understanding of the Commission by bringing together a broad range of different perspectives on different aspects of the nature and functioning of the Commission.

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Examines the powerful but unelected institution at the center of the Europe Union from a range of perspectives, including political, historical, economic, and anthropological. The 15 essays discuss identities, cohesion policy, the Commission as an agent, competition policy, the Commission as a strategic asset in domestic politics, administrative culture, intergovernment conferences, the Commission's role in implementing spending programs, and other topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312174132
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Neill Nugent is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

At the Heart of the Union—Neil Nugent
• European Commissioners—Andrew MacMullen
• Identities in the European Commission—Maryon McDonald
• Administrative Culture in the European Commission—Michelle Cini
• A House with Differing Views—Liesbet Hooghe
• The Commission as an Agent—Mark A. Pollack
• Uniting European Industrial Policy—Thomas C. Lawton
• Safeguarding the Economic Constitution—Lee McGowan
• The Commission Made Me Do It—Mitchell P. Smith

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