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Intergovernmentalism,reloaded: The Transformative Power of ‘Intergovernmental’ Council Policy‐Making

Allerkamp, Doreen (2009) Intergovernmentalism,reloaded: The Transformative Power of ‘Intergovernmental’ Council Policy‐Making. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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    ‘Intergovernmental’ Council decision making has manifestly transformative potential not just in its polity‐making, but also in its policy‐making variant. This diminishes the utility of the concept of intergovernmentalism and challenges the theory of liberal intergovernmentalism, which should be applicable to both intergovernmental polity‐ and policy‐making alike, but, unlike its theoretical rivals supranationalism and constructivism, does not capture the transformative potential of everyday policy‐making. Given that both ‘intergovernmental’ and ‘supranational’ modes of policy‐making have transformative potential, and that both labels are merely ideal types of empirical reality, a case can be made that both the ‘intergovernmental’/‘supranational’ and the policy‐making/polity‐making dichotomies are dissolving.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    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 > 2009 (11th), April 23-25, 2009
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2012 14:41
    Number of Pages: 30
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2012 14:41

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