Negotiating European Union

Meerts, P. & Cede, F. (2004). Negotiating European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403941619

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One way of perceiving the European Union (EU) is as an enormous bilateral and multilateral process of internal and external negotiation. This is indeed one way of looking at the EU, but the EU has never really been looked at in this respect -- at least, not in depth. It is for this reason that the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Network has taken the initiative of asking twelve authors from different corners of Europe to contribute to the present book, Negotiating European Union.

In Negotiating European Union authors have looked at negotiations within member states, among member states, within and among the institutions of the Union, and between the EU and other countries. They have analyzed processes, actors, and interests. They have evaluated power, effectiveness, and trust. They have detected strategies, skills, and styles. And, most importantly, they have discovered that the EU negotiation process, though an enigma, has a great deal to impart to those who are involved in other processes of supranational and intergovernmental negotiation. There are lessons to be learned here for other forums, other regions, other people, and future eras. This book is a first try, a first probe into the relatively unknown arena of negotiation processes in the European Union. More may follow, but this "pilot" is already a very valuable attempt to obtain a better understanding of the character and the characteristics of negotiations processes as an opportunity -- or as an obstacle -- to European Union.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Processes of International Negotiation Network (PIN)
Bibliographic Reference: Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK [2004]
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:37

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