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Title The European Union decides / edited by Robert Thomson [and others]
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 372 pages) : illustrations
Series Political economy of institutions and decisions
Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Contents Explaining legislative decision making in the European Union / Robert Thomson and Madeleine O. Hosli -- Research design : measuring actors' positions, saliences and capabilities / Robert Thomson and Frans N. Stokman -- Testing procedural models of EU legislative decision-making / Bernard Steunenberg and Torsten J. Selck -- Institutional realism and bargaining models / Christopher H. Achen -- Compromise, exchange and challenge in the European Union / Javier Arregui, Frans N. Stokman and Robert Thomson -- Nash versus Schelling? : the importance of constraints in legislative bargaining / Stefanie Bailer and Gerald Schneider -- A cooperative approach to decision-making in the European Union / Vincent Boekhoorn, Adrian M.A. Van Deemen and Madeleine O. Hosli -- A procedural exchange model of EU legislative politics / Thomas König and Sven Oliver Proksch -- Beyond informal compromise : testing conditional formal procedures of EU decision-making / Mika Widgrén and Antti Pajala -- Evaluating political decision-making models / Christopher H. Achen -- Evidence with insight : what models contribute to EU research / Gerald Schneider, Bernard Steunenberg and Mika Widgrén -- Appendix I : selection of commission proposals -- Appendix II : comparison of expert judgements with each other and with information from Council documentation / Robert Thomson -- References -- Index
Summary How are decisions taken in the European Union? How important are the formal decision-making procedures in defining decision outcomes and the bargaining that takes place among the actors involved? This volume addresses questions that are central to understanding how the EU works and how it makes important legislative decisions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-366) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Decision making -- European Union countries.
Legislation -- European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Thomson, Robert, 1972-
LC no. 2006023323
ISBN 0511244789
0511246242 (electronic bk.)
0511246935 (electronic bk.)
0511492081 (ebook)
9780511246241 (electronic bk.)
9780511246937 (electronic bk.)
9780511492082 (ebook)