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"The quest for coherence: Institutional dilemmas of external action from Maastricht to Amsterdam"

Smith, Michael E. (2001) "The quest for coherence: Institutional dilemmas of external action from Maastricht to Amsterdam". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    [These] actor perceptions about institutional performance and change prompt two major questions that I address in this chapter. First, what kinds of institutional problems resulted from Maastricht's provisions on external relations? Second, to what extent, and how, have these problems been resolved? To answer these questions, in the rest of this chapter I first map out the EU's institutional space in the policy domains most directly concerned with external relations. I then show how these mechanisms created new problems, and thus pressures for institutional change, once the Treaty came into effect. These problems are defined primarily in terms of institutional gaps and contradictions across the EU's external policy domains. Finally, I explain how the EU has attempted to resolve these problems through two sets of institutional reforms, one informal and the other formal.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Maastricht Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 25
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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