The Dynamics of Domestic Coordination of EU Policy in the New and Candidate Member-States
Title: The Dynamics of Domestic Coordination of EU Policy in the New and Candidate Member-States
Citation: West European Politics, 2007, 30, 5, 961-987
ISSN: 1743-9655; 0140-2382
This paper examines the evolution of coordination structures for EU policy-making in the new member states from Central and Eastern Europe. The study maps the main features of the established EU coordination machineries, and traces the most important reforms of their organisational structures. It proposes an actor-centred, 'politics of institutional choice' approach to explain the rapid and far-reaching changes in EU coordination structures in all the new member states. By contrast, two alternative frameworks focusing on efficiency and historical-institutional arguments emphasising the impact of early institutional lock-in fail to explain the specific institutional forms adopted and the considerable degree of institutional dynamics.
Published online: 12 Nov 2007
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