1950–1984: Constructing the Administrative Commission

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)


The next two chapters highlight the Commission’s conscious and deliberate attempts at reform and the striking continuity in discourse as well as solutions suggested over 45 years, despite a lack of implementation. It therefore nuances two common views on the European administration: that the Commission did not experience any worthwhile reform process before the Santer presidency; and that the Kinnock reform measures represent a significant departure from past solutions.


European Commission High Authority Civil Servant Common Agricultural Policy European Institution 
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© Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GovernmentUniversity College CorkRepublic of Ireland

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