By Frank M. Häge
The Council of Ministers is among the strongest associations of the ecu Union (EU) and performs a huge position within the eu policy-making procedure. Drawing on formal thought and mixing quantitative and qualitative tools in an leading edge type, this e-book presents novel insights into the function of nationwide bureaucrats in legislative decision-making of the Council of the european.
The e-book examines and describes the Council of Ministers’ committee method and its inner decision-making procedure. counting on a large quantitative dataset in addition to six particular case reviews within the coverage parts of Agriculture, setting, and Taxation, it presents a accomplished and systematic evaluate of the level to which nationwide bureaucrats act as law-makers within the Council. It additionally examines the measure to which theories on collective decision-making, delegation, and foreign socialization can account for edition within the involvement of bureaucrats. Investigating how frequently and why nationwide officers in operating events and committees, instead of ministers, make legislative judgements within the european, this publication addresses the results of bureaucratic impact for the democratic legitimacy of Council decision-making. the writer reveals that ministers play a regularly extra vital function in legislative decision-making than frequently assumed, assuaging, to a point, issues in regards to the democratic legitimacy of Council decisions.
Bureaucrats as Law-Makers could be of curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners within the box of ecu Union politics and policy-making, legislative decision-making, intergovernmental negotiations and overseas socialization.
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Bureaucrats as Law-makers: Committee decision-making in the EU Council of Ministers (Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies) by Frank M. Häge