Resolving controversy in the European Union : legislative decision-making before and after enlargement /

How does the EU resolve controversy when making laws that affect citizens? How has the EU been affected by the recent enlargements that brought its membership to a diverse group of twenty-seven countries? This book answers these questions with analyses of the EU's legislative system that includ...

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Main Author: Thomson, Robert, 1972- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introducing the political system of the European Union
  • 2. Research design: measuring controversy spatially
  • Part I. Inputs: 3. The European Union's political space; 4. The European Commission's policy positions; 5. The European Parliament's policy positions; 6. Member states' policy positions
  • Part II. Processes: 7. Transforming policy positions into decision outcomes; 8. The relative power of the institutions; 9. The relative power of the member states
  • Part III. Outputs: 10. Decision outcomes; 11. Delegation; 12. Evaluating and improving the European Union
  • Appendix: the selection of legislative proposals.