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Mission? Gestion? Cabinets in the Barroso Commission

Peterson, John (2009) Mission? Gestion? Cabinets in the Barroso Commission. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This paper develops three basic arguments about the evolving role of cabinets – the personal offices of European Commissioners – in the work of the Commission. First, however much their roles may have changed, any cabinet is only as strong as the Commissioner it serves. Second, cabinets have become a bridge between long-time member states and new, inexperienced, post-2004 entrants. Third, the cabinet system helps ‘rescue’ the Commission from several barely imaginable fates. One is the one it would face if there existed no channel by which national EU capitals could truly influence and shape the work of the Commission.

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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 > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: 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: 19 Aug 2012 17:19
    Number of Pages: 14
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2012 17:19
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/33119

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