The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century (Hardback)Hussein Kassim (author), John Peterson (author), Michael W. Bauer (author), Sara Connolly (author), Renaud Dehousse (author), Liesbet Hooghe (author), Andrew Thompson (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 29 mm
The European Commission has often been misrepresented by pundits, politicians, and scholars. This rigorous, dispassionate, and thorough new work finally gives us the accurate, comparative, and complex picture that we have long needed. We learn about who works in the Commission, what they do, how they work together, and how the Commission has changed in response to recent organizational reforms and in the world around it. This is a new starting point for those who need to know about the institutions of the European Union. * George Ross, ad personam Chaire Jean Monnet, Universite de Montreal, Morris Hillquit Professor in Labor and Social Thought, Emeritus, Brandeis University *
The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century is the most comprehensive and sophisticated examination of the Commission available in the literature. This book makes a major advance in the study of the European Union and its governance capacity. Even scholars and practitioners who believe they know the Commission will gain important insights from this volume. * B. Guy Peters, Maurice Falk Professor of American Government, University of Pittsburgh *
The European Commission in Question team has had unparalleled access to administrative officials. They have used the survey and interview material exceptionally skilfully and effectively to produce an impressive account of the Commission. They sometimes challenge, sometimes support, sometimes qualify received wisdom about how the Commission works. They also make huge fresh advances in explaining the behaviour of its officials. The book is a landmark in developing our understanding of how policy-making bureaucracies work and how such bureaucracies should be studied. * Professor Edward C. Page, Sidney and Beatrice Webb Professor of Public Policy, London School of Economics *
Based on the information gathered from a survey and interviews with more than 2000 Commission officials, this book offers a detailed and stimulating portrait of a unique institution that represents a clear innovation in Europe's political organization. * Morten Egeberg, Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Department of Political Science and ARENA - Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo *
added substantially to our knowledge about the only supranational executive in the world. * Morten Egeberg, Public Administration *
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