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, focusing on the horizontal, countervailing forces of legislative, regulatory, bureaucratic and constitutional decision-making. Other examinations analyse the vertical structures, in particular the impact of the federal distribution of power on policy choices and on their implementation.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
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About the Author
GERALD SCHNEIDER is Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz and Chair in International Relations.
GEBHARD KIRCHGÄSSNER is Professor of Economics and Econometrics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Table of ContentsList of Figures and Tables Notes on the Contributors Preface Rational Choice and the Governance Structure of the European Union: An Introduction; P.Moser & G.Schneider Maastricht and the Democratic Deficit; G.Tsebelis Comment; P.Moser Policy Making and Commission Appointment in the European Union; C.Crombez Comment; S.Hug Beyond Comitology: A Comparative Analysis of Implementation Procedures with Parliamentary Involvement; B.Steunenberg, C.Koboldt & D.Schmidtvhen Comment; G.Schneider European Union Power and Regional Involvement: A Case Study of the Political Implications of the Reform of the Structural Funds for Ireland; D.Payne, R.Mokken & F.Stokman Comment; R.Buholzer Political Accountability in an Economic and Monetary Union; S.Lohmann Comment; R.Holzmann Explaining the Centralization of the European Union: A Public Choice Analysis; P.Dunleavy Comment; G.Kirchgässner Government Formation in the European Parliament; M.Laver Comment; D.C.Mueller Decision-Making in the European Union: The Power of Political Parties; J.M.Colomer & M.O.Hosli Comment; J.Lane, S.Berg & R.Maeland Integration Through Referendums?; S.Hug Comment; L.P.Feld Index