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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 1-3
  3. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 4-30
  4. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 31-59
  5. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 60-89
  6. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 90-119
  7. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 120-145
  8. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 146-172
  9. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 173-199
  10. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 200-227
  11. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 228-251
  12. John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg
    Pages 252-275
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 276-336

About this book

Introduction

Based on exhaustive research, this book explains how the European Union makes decisions in seven major policy sectors. Written in a clear, user-friendly style, it brings the EU alive for a student and non-specialist audience. The book's central themes are that informal norms often matter more than formal rules, agency often matters more than structure, and abrupt change often punctuates deadlock. It offers a theoretically-based introduction to the lively, humorous and fascinating politics of a unique experiment in modern governance.

Keywords

Common Foreign and Security Policy cultural policy decision-making environmental policy European Union European Union (EU) governance Institution Policy politics

About the authors

JOHN PETERSON is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics, University of Glasgow.

ELIZABETH BOMBERG is Lecturer in Politics, University of Edinburgh.

The authors were Visiting Lecturers at the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, while writing this book.

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