The Presidency of the European Commission under Jacques Delors

The Politics of Shared Leadership

  • Ken Endo

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Ken Endo
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Frames of Reference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. The Structure of Resources and Constraints of the Commission President

  5. Examining Leadership Cases of Jacques Delors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ken Endo
      Pages 129-151
    3. Ken Endo
      Pages 207-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 220-260

About this book


This work is the first systematic study of the presidency of the European Commission. Drawing upon cases of attempted leadership by Jacques Delors, the Commission President from 1985-95, it examines the leadership capacity of the office-holder. This points to the inherently shared and contingent nature of Commission President's leadership in a Union where the leadership sources are widely dispersed. While this is essentially an empirical study, Endo addresses some of the theoretical implications of its findings and resulting issues.


employment Europe European Commission government growth nature politics Union work

Authors and affiliations

  • Ken Endo
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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