Small States in the European Union: Coping with Structural Disadvantages (Hardback)Diana Panke (author)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'In this important and insightful volume, the author combines qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse the negotiation strategies and the influence of small EU member-states. It is the first major work to investigate the activities of all small EU members, including the states of the latest accession rounds. It does an excellent job in offering comprehensive insights into small state behaviour and an understanding of their degree of success and deserves a wide readership.' Ole ElgstrÃ¶m, Lund University, Sweden 'Diana Panke's comprehensive study of the negotiating capacity of small states is required reading for Europeanists, scholars in comparative policy analysis and international relations. The small, through active negotiation strategies, expertise, positioning, mediating, persuasion and lobbying, can and do shape EU policy formation. The detailed case studies in lesser known policy areas (vodka, pesticides) demonstrate distinctions between Danish, Swedish, Irish and Belgian patterns of engagement vs. Greece, Portugal, Bulgaria and Slovenia. Panke advances our collective understanding of the role of the smaller powers in regional governance structures, and her work makes a significant contribution to the literature by tracing how EU policy making outcomes are negotiated.' Christine Ingebritsen, University of Washington, USA 'That the EU can empower smaller member-states is a generally poorly understood fact. Diana Panke provides a superb analysis of when and how this happens and the importance of their persuasion power. A must read for all those interested in the relationship between, power, interests and ideas in the EU.' Kalypso NicolaÃ¯dis, University of Oxford, UK 'All in all, Diana Panke’s intervention is indeed a welcome addition to the IR and Europeanist literature in state negotiations in International/Regional Organisations. ... Through a most comprehensive approach, Panke demonstrates empirically how small EU member states can follow neg
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