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Unveiling the Council of the European Union: Games Governments Play in Brussels

Unveiling the Council of the European Union: Games Governments Play in Brussels

by D. Naurin, H. Wallace


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230250383
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/24/2008
Series: Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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, UK. She is the author of numerous books and articles on European Union politics, including The Council of Ministers (with Fiona Hayes-Renshaw).

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Tables viii

List of Appendices and Annexes x

Acknowledgements xi

List of Abbreviations xii

List of Contributors xiv

1 Introduction: from Rags to Riches Daniel Naurin Helen Wallace 1

Section 1 Coalition-Building

2 Voting and Coalitions in the Council after the Enlargement Mikko Mattila 23

3 Voting, Statements and Coalition-Building in the Council from 1999 to 2006 Sara Hagemann 36

4 East-North-South: Coalition-Building in the Council before and after Enlargement Daniel Naurin Rutger Lindahl 64

Section 2 Consensus

5 Veto Player Theory and Consensus Behaviour Thomas Köonig Dirk Junge 81

6 The Mechanisms of Consensus: Coming to Agreement on Community Asylum Policy Jonathan P. Aus 99

Section 3 Deliberation

7 Deliberation and Bargaining in the Article 113 Committee and the 1996/97 IGC Representatives Group Arne Niemann 121

8 Risk Regulation, GMOs and the Limits of Deliberation Mark A. Pollack Gregory C. Shaffer 144

9 Strategic Bargaining, Norms and Deliberation Jeffrey Lewis 165

Section 4 Leadership

10 The Power of the Chair: Formal Leadership by the Council Presidency Jonas Tallberg 187

11 Steering, but not Dominating: the Impact of the Council Presidency on EU Legislation Andreas Warntjen 203

12 The Facilitator of Efficient Negotiations in the Council: the Impact of the Council Secretariat Derek Beach 219

13 The Relative Power of Member States in the Council: Large and Small, Old and New Robert Thomson 238

Section 5 Methodological Debate

14 How Should We Best Study the Council of Ministers? Dorothee Heisenberg 261

15 Neither Goethe nor Bismarck: on the Link between Theory and Empirics in Council Decision-Making Studies Gerald Schneider 277

Bibliography 290

Index 316

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