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"Cops and cops and robbers: Looking at the Third Pillar from a liberal intergovernmental perspective"

Sukalac, Kristen. (1997) "Cops and cops and robbers: Looking at the Third Pillar from a liberal intergovernmental perspective". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    In this paper, I will look at the Third Pillar--focusing on policy cooperation--from a liberal intergovernmental point of view. Starting from the assumption that this theoretical framework is sufficient to account for formal integration in the First Pillar, I will argue that liberal intergovernmental theory, in contrast to realism, can weave the Maastricht Treaty into the overall pattern of European integration. Liberal inter-governmentalism not only explains Community developments, it can also be used to explain why the Treaty on European Union couched the Second and Third Pillars as it did. I will attempt to situate Justice and Home Affairs in the theoretical framework of liberal inter-governmentalism. Discussions of this field are complicated by the need to consider non-European Union (EU) entities. For example, although it is not an EU organization, Schengen cannot be neglected when discussing Justice and Home Affairs; the Commission has been an observer in Schengen since the beginning, a position which allows an EC institution to express its views in a non-EC organization.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: Liberal inter-governmentalism.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > general
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    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 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 26
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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