Non-Fiction Books:

Integrating Europe

Informal Politics and Institutional Change

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Integrating Europe by Jeffrey Stacey
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

In Integrating Europe: Informal Politics and Institutional Change the author explains why the European Union (EU) member states actively surrender policy-making power to supranational authorities in unconventional ways. In light of the general antipathy toward giving up national sovereignty in European societies-even where "pro-European" sentiment thrives, why do national governments allow the creation of any new EU laws or policies whose effects they cannot keep under their general control? Why do EU member states allow any sovereignty transfer to occur outside of inter-governmental treaties, which are the only legitimate EU bargains found in the EU's formal sphere? Deploying the tools of rational choice institutionalist theory, the author argues that informal bargains struck between the EU's primary organizational actors - the European Council, European Commission, and European Parliament - have paradoxically resulted in increased integration. As the EU is an ideal laboratory for testing different institutionalist hypotheses for explaining institutional change, the author focuses on the ongoing competition to alter the EU rules that allocate power, and, with an approach that allows for feedback loops among agents and structures, makes an argument that flies in the face of realist and intergovernmentalist theories. While some have shed light on the importance of informal dynamics in the legal sphere of the EU, this book does the same for the policy-making sphere.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Stacey is currently International Engagement Officer in the U.S. State Department, where he works on European Union and NATO relations in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabalization (S/CRS). Previous to this, he taught Political Science and International Relations at Tulane University, where he was a member of the Murphy Institute of Political Economy and the Payson Center for International Development. He serves on the board of the World Affairs Council for New Orleans, and has also worked for the European Union and the British government. Dr Stacey occasionally serves as a consultatn for think tanks such as for think tanks such as the Open Society Institute.
Release date Australia
November 30th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
288
Dimensions
161x241x25
ISBN-13
9780199584765
Product ID
4049637

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...