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Author Lo Bianco, Santo

Title Tectonic shifts of European integration. Identifying deliberation and change in the everyday practice of decision making in EU's justice and home affairs / santo Lo Bianco
Published Utrecht : Eleven International, 2015
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Contents Cover; Title page; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; List of Abbreviations; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: origins of change in EU policies; 1.1 Shaping of EU policy at everyday level; 1.2 Background: the shaping of justiceand home affairs in 1999-2009; 1.3 Research aims, questions, hypothesis, andrelevance; 1.4 Organization of the study; 2. Theories on change in European integration; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The rational-choice approaches and theorizing change; 2.3 The immaterial factors of change; 2.3.1 Capturing deliberative discourse
2.3.2 Conditions of daily deliberative practice in the EU3. Research design and methods; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Design; 3.2.1 Identifying causal pathways; 3.2.2 Explaining causal pathways; 3.3 Scope of explanation; 3.4 Operationalizing deliberation; 3.5 Operationalizing the conditions facilitating deliberation; 3.6 Collecting data; 3.7 Analysing and assessing data; 3.8 Organization of empirical chapters; 4. Negotiating the European Evidence Warrant; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The unfolding of the EEW process; 4.2.1 The timeline of the EEW process
4.2.2 Identifying issues, frequencies and changes in the EEW process4.3 Identifying the nature of discussion in the EEW process; 4.3.1 Institutional setting and the role of the Presidency; 4.3.2 The formal and informal settings of discussion; 4.3.3 Involvement of delegations during discussion; 4.3.4 General nature of EEW discussions in the Council; 4.3.5 Discussions in Copen; 4.3.6 Discussions in CATS; 4.3.7 Discussions in the JHA Counsellors' Group; 4.3.8 Discussions in the Coreper; 4.4 Conclusion; 5. Negotiating access to the Visa Information Systemfor law enforcement authorities
5.1 Introduction5.2 The unfolding of the VIS-Access process; 5.2.1 The timeline of the VIS-Access process; 5.2.2 Identifying issues, frequencies and changes in the VIS-Access; 5.3 Identifying the nature of discussion in the VIS-Access process; 5.3.1 The interinstitutional setting; 5.3.2 Discussions in the European Parliament; 5.3.3 Discussions in the Council; 5.3.4 Trialogue discussions; 5.4 Conclusion; 6. Negotiating criminal law measures for environmentalprotection; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The unfolding of the ECD process; 6.2.1 The timeline of the ECD process
6.2.2 Identifying issues, frequencies and changes in the ECD process6.3 Identifying the nature of discussion in the ECD process; 6.3.1 General nature of the ECD discussions; 6.3.2 The Commission's role in the ECD discussions; 6.3.3 ECD discussions in the Droipen; 6.3.4 ECD discussions at other levels in the Council; 6.3.5 ECD discussions in the European Parliament; 6.3.6 ECD discussions at the interinstitutional level; 6.3.7 Internal discussions on the trialogue outcome; 6.4 Conclusion; 7. Conclusion; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Summary: purpose and design; 7.3 Deliberation mattered
Summary This study seeks to understand how European integration works. It examines the gradual, unobtrusive changes that happen in the daily flurry of decision-making activity in the European Union (EU). Specifically, it identifies and explains occurrences of change in the EU's police and justice cooperation. The study thereby captures the EU as an evolving polity where - in view of its institutionally dense environment - interests of a multitude of parties interacting on routine basis are more likely to intermesh, rather than compete. On the basis of three case studies, involving discourse analysis of policy documents and interviews with people from the professional field, the study seeks to capture instances where actors under given circumstances engage in deliberative discourse which induces them to shift or change their interests towards a common understanding that provides the basis for a policy outcome. The basic finding is that when arguments carry the day, negotiating parties are less inclined to take recourse to interstate or 'intergovernmental' tactics that would enable them to maximize their own national interests
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Union
European Union.
European federation
European federation.
International economic integration.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Europe -- Economic integration
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9462743606 (electronic bk.)
9789462743601 (electronic bk.)