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"Negotiating orders: Initiating EU Commission legislative drafting"

Hyjberg, Erik. (1997) "Negotiating orders: Initiating EU Commission legislative drafting". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    According to the policy network perspective on European integration the Commission's legal monopoly to propose new legislation is among its most powerful tools. Paradoxically, however, how legislative drafting is actually initiated and organized, and in what ways it influences the negotiations in the Council is 'virgin soil' within this approach. Hence, there is a general lack of systematic knowledge concerning who takes what initiatives, on what conditions and with what effects. The paper aims at contributing to a theoretical understanding of this uncultivated field of research by suggesting a methodology, or point of observation, referred to as 'negotiated orders' in which the gradual and interactive articulation, selection, and stabilizing of political ideals frame the processes of initiating legislative drafting, simultaneously enabling and constraining the possibilities of politicization in subsequent Council negotiations.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > Council of Ministers
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2006
    Page Range: p. 35
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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