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The European Union decides

How are decisions taken in the European Union? How important are the formal decision-making procedures in defining decision outcomes and the bargaining that takes place among the actors involved? This volume addresses questions that are central to understanding how the EU works and how it makes important legislative decisions
Print Book, English, 2006
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2006
Electronic books
xix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780521861892, 9780521679947, 9780521861892, 9780521679947, 9780511492082, 0521861896, 052167994X, 0511492081
Explaining legislative decision making in the European Union / Robert Thomson and Madeleine O. Hosli
Research design : measuring actors' positions, saliences and capabilities / Robert Thomson and Frans N. Stokman
Testing procedural models of EU legislative decision-making / Bernard Steunenberg and Torsten J. Selck
Institutional realism and bargaining models / Christopher H. Achen
Compromise, exchange and challenge in the European Union / Javier Arregui, Frans N. Stokman and Robert Thomson
Nash versus Schelling? : the importance of constraints in legislative bargaining / Stefanie Bailer and Gerald Schneider
A cooperative approach to decision-making in the European Union / Vincent Boekhoorn, Adrian M.A. Van Deemen and Madeleine O. Hosli
A procedural exchange model of EU legislative politics / Thomas König and Sven Oliver Proksch
Beyond informal compromise : testing conditional formal procedures of EU decision-making / Mika Widgrén and Antti Pajala
Evaluating political decision-making models / Christopher H. Achen
Evidence with insight : what models contribute to EU research / Gerald Schneider, Bernard Steunenberg and Mika Widgrén
Appendix I : selection of commission proposals
Appendix II : comparison of expert judgements with each other and with information from Council documentation / Robert Thomson
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