Decision Rules in the European Union: A Rational Choice Perspective

Overview

This book brings together scholars from economic and political science to study the interactions within the European Union from a strategic or rational choice perspective. The contributors seek to understand the relationship between member states and competing European institutions. The book focuses on the horizontal checks and balances including the countervailing forces of legislative, regulatory, bureaucratic, and constitutional decision-making. Other examinations analyze the vertical structures, in particular...
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Overview

This book brings together scholars from economic and political science to study the interactions within the European Union from a strategic or rational choice perspective. The contributors seek to understand the relationship between member states and competing European institutions. The book focuses on the horizontal checks and balances including the countervailing forces of legislative, regulatory, bureaucratic, and constitutional decision-making. Other examinations analyze the vertical structures, in particular the impact of the federal distributions of power on policy choices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333710791
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 302

Meet the Author

Peter Moser is Professor of Economics at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Tourismus Chur, Switzerland.

Gerald Schneider is Professor of International Politics at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Gebhard Kirchgässner is Professor of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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Table of Contents

Rational Choice and the Governance Structure of the European Union--Peter Moser & Gerald Schneider * Maastricht and the Democratic Deficit--George Tsebelis * Policy Making and Commission Appointment in the European Union--Christophe Crombez * Beyond Comitology--Bernard Steunenberg, Christian Koboldt & Dieter Schmidtchen * European Union Power and Regional Involvement--Diane Payne, Robert Mokken & Frans Stokman * Political Accountability in an Economic and Monetary Union--Susanne Lohmann * Explaining the Centralization of the European Union--Patrick Dunleavy * Government Formation in the European Parliament--Michael Laver * Decision-Making in the European Union--Josep Colomer & Madeleine Hosli * Integration through Referendums--Simon Hug
Rational Choice and the Governance Structure of the European Union--Peter Moser & Gerald Schneider * Maastricht and the Democratic Deficit--George Tsebelis * Policy Making and Commission Appointment in the European Union--Christophe Crombez * Beyond Comitology--Bernard Steunenberg, Christian Koboldt & Dieter Schmidtchen * European Union Power and Regional Involvement--Diane Payne, Robert Mokken & Frans Stokman * Political Accountability in an Economic and Monetary Union--Susanne Lohmann * Explaining the Centralization of the European Union--Patrick Dunleavy * Government Formation in the European Parliament--Michael Laver * Decision-Making in the European Union--Josep Colomer & Madeleine Hosli * Integration through Referendums--Simon Hug
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