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The Portuguese Presidency and the 'Waves Movement'. EIPAScope 1992(1):pp.2-3

de Meirelles, Francisco. (1992) The Portuguese Presidency and the 'Waves Movement'. EIPAScope 1992(1):pp.2-3. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    In 1987 and 1988 a study was conducted at EIPA on the Member States' capacities for policy coordination1 in view of their participation in the European decision-making process. This study was extended to Spain2 at the time of the preparations for Spain's first Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Community. The main conclusion of this study was that the increase in the capacity to coordinate policies happened in 'waves'. This means that each time a new and important development took place in the integration process of Spain, the coordination capacity would drop to a lower level, yet remain higher than the previous level after the last important development. This happened, for instance, after the accession in 1986, and again after the Spanish Presidency in 1989. Simultaneously, the increase in the capacity to coordinate takes some time to develop, but then develops quite quickly, before it again reduces speed; this produces a curve that looks like a 'wave'. A succession of these curves produced with new changes in the environment can be described as a 'wave movement'.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Council-Presidency
    Countries > Spain
    Countries > Portugal
    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
    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2007
    Page Range: pp. 2-3
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:42
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/6376

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