Title:Reducing complexity in qualitative comparative analysis (QCA): remote and proximate factors and the consolidation of democracy Author(s):SCHNEIDER, Carsten Q.; WAGEMANN, ClaudiusDate:2006Citation:
- European journal of political research, 2006, 45, 5, 751-786
Type:ArticleAbstract:Comparative methods based on set theoretic relationships such as 'fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis' (fs/QCA) represent a useful tool for dealing with complex causal hypotheses in terms of necessary and sufficient ...
Title:Rethinking political myth: the clash of civilizations as a self-fulfilling prophecy Author(s):BOTTICI, Chiara; CHALLAND, BenoîtDate:2006Citation:
- European journal of social theory, 2006, 9, 3, 315-336
Type:ArticleAbstract:This article argues for the need to recover the concept of political myth in order to understand the crucial phenomena of our epoch. By drawing on Blumenberg's philosophical reflections on myth, it proposes to understand ...
Title:Bargaining efficiency in intergovernmental negotiations in the EU: Treaty of Nice vs. Constitutional Treaty Author(s):DÜR, Andreas; MATEO, GemmaDate:2006Citation:
- Journal of European integration, 2006, 28, 4, 381-398
Type:ArticleAbstract:Two conditions have to be met for bargaining in Intergovernmental Conferences (IGCs) in the EU to be efficient. On the one hand, an effective preparation of the negotiations is essential to provide governments with the ...
Title:Challenging the Commission's right of initiative? Conditions for institutional change and stability Author(s):RASMUSSEN, AnneDate:2007Citation:
- West European politics, 2007, 30, 2, 244-264
Type:ArticleAbstract:This article examines the conditions under which informal institutional change between EU Treaties becomes formalised in subsequent Treaties. Recent developments in institutional theory show how formal rule changes often ...
Title:Contested competences in the European Union Author(s):FARRELL, Henry; HERITIER, AdrienneDate:2007Citation:
- West European politics, 2007, 30, 2, 227-243
Type:ArticleAbstract:In this article, we set out an approach to European Union politics that seeks to explain its development using theories of institutional change. In contrast to dominant theories which assume that the Treaties, the governing ...
Title:Europeanisation without democratisation: a critique of the international community peacebuilding strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina Author(s):DOMM, RoryDate:2007Citation:
- Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea studies, 2007, 7, 1, 159-176
Type:ArticleAbstract:The academic debate over the role of the International Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) centres preponderantly on the legitimacy of intervention, as exemplified by the High Representative's 'Bonn powers'. By ...
Title:Evaluating the forces of interstitial institutional change Author(s):FARRELL, Henry; HERITIER, AdrienneDate:2007Citation:
- West European politics, 2007, 30, 2, 405-415
Type:ArticleAbstract:The articles in this volume provide evidence supporting the claim that organisational actors within the EU do engage in contestation over competences over a wide variety of legislative and policy-making procedures. Far ...
Title:Contested competences in Europe: incomplete contracts and interstitial institutional change Author(s):RASMUSSEN, Anne; BOUWEN, Pieter; FARRELL, Henry; HERITIER, Adrienne; JUPILLE, Joseph; SORIANO, Leonor Moral; BERGSTRÖM, Carl-Fredrik; MOURY, Catherine; CAPORASO, James A.Date:2007Citation:
- West European politics, 2007, 30, 2, 227-415
Title:Irish explanations Author(s):KEATING, MichaelDate:2006Citation:
- European political science, 2006, 5, 4, 434-340
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