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European Union Intergovernmental Conferences

Domestic preference formation, transgovernmental networks and the dynamics of compromise

By Paul W. Thurner, Franz Urban Pappi

Routledge – 2013 – 208 pages

Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

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Description

This book provides a detailed examination of the complex negotiation processes surrounding intergovernmental conferences in the European Union.

Since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) and its ‘appendix’, the Treaty of Nice in 2002, any reform of the constitutional framework of the European Union experiences formidable difficulties. By presenting an extensive study of the Intergovernmental Conference of 1996/7 prior to the Treaty of Amsterdam, the authors argue that these negotiations reveal major challenges of European integration. They contend that multi-level negotiations require an appropriate coordination of informal administrative networks and the empowerment of administrative leadership, with these factors significantly shaping the dynamics and outcomes of negotiations. Through these findings, this book lays down the foundation for future evidence-based support and evaluation of multilateral negotiations, and delivers new insights on decision-making within the European Union. It draws on advanced statistical methods and network analysis.

European Union Intergovernmental Conferences will be of interest to students and researchers of political science, sociology, administrative science, business and management studies, international law and European law.

Contents

1. EU Intergovernmental Conferences 2. Theorizing EU Constitutionalization 3. Research Design: A Quantitative Case Study 4. The Agenda: Notes, Issues, and Issue Groups 5. The Domestic Game 6. Transgovernmental Networks in Semi-permeable Governments 7. Signals and Concessions 8. Conclusion

Author Bio

Paul W. Thurner is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, University of Munich, Germany

Franz Urban Pappi is Professor of Political Science at the Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany.

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Description: By Paul W. Thurner, Franz Urban Pappi. This book provides a detailed examination of the complex negotiation processes surrounding intergovernmental conferences in the European Union. Since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) and its ‘appendix’, the Treaty of Nice in 2002, any...
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