Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible (Paperback)
  • Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible (Paperback)
zoom

Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible (Paperback)

(author), (author), (author), (author)
£30.00
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 03/08/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
For decades the European Union tried changing its institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. In late 2009, however, the EU was successfully reformed through the Treaty of Lisbon. Reforming the European Union examines how political leaders ratified this treaty against all odds and shows how this victory involved all stages of treaty reform negotiations--from the initial proposal to referendums in several European countries. The authors emphasize the strategic role of political leadership and domestic politics, and they use state-of-the-art methodology, applying a comprehensive data set for actors' reform preferences. They look at how political leaders reacted to apparent failures of the process by recreating or changing the rules of the game. While domestic actors played a significant role in the process, their influence over the outcome was limited as leaders ignored negative referendums and plowed ahead with intended reforms. The book's empirical analyses shed light on critical episodes: strategic agenda setting during the European Convention, the choice of ratification instrument, intergovernmental bargaining dynamics, and the reaction of the German Council presidency to the negative referendums in France, the Netherlands, and Ireland.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691153933
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation
Added to basket
The Accidental Spy
Added to basket
A Line in the Sand
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons
Added to basket
Divided
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Heroic Failure
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
How Democracies Die
Added to basket
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Looming Tower
Added to basket
Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Clear Bright Future
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Fire and Fury
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Siege
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Woman of No Importance
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Soldier Spy
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
9 Lessons in Brexit
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.