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Institutions and Decision-Makingin a Multi-Level Polity

Institutions and Decision-Makingin a Multi-Level Polity

Seminar questions:

What can we learn from new institutional theory about processes of decision-making? How is this related to governing a complex multi-level polity? Is it integration among unequals?

Required readings:

Wallace, Pollack and Young, Chapters 3&4, ‘’An Institutional Anatomy and Five Policy Modes,” in Policy-Making in the European Union

Lewis, J (2003). Institutional Environments And Everyday EU Decision Making: Rationalist or Constructivist? Comparative Political Studies, 36(1-2), pp.97–124.

Stone Sweet, Alec, and Wayne Sandholtz (1997). “European integration and supranational governance.” Journal of European Public Policy 4.3 (1997): 297-317.

Further readings:

Hooghe, L., & Marks, G. (2001). Multi-level governance and European integration. Rowman & Littlefield.

Hooghe, L., & Marks, G. (2003). Unraveling the Central State, But How? Types of Multi-level Governance (Vol. 97, p. 2). InstitutfürHöhereStudien.

Gary Marks,LiesbetHooghe, and Kermit Blank (1996). “European Integration from the 1980s: State-Centric v. Multi-level Governance.” JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 34.3 (1996): 341-378.

The Disparity of European Integration: Revisiting Neo-functionalism in Honour of Ernst Haas. Special Issue of European Public Policy, 12 (2) 2005
Alec Stone Sweet and Wayne Sandholtz (1997). European integration and supranational governance. Journal of European Public Policy 4:3, 297-317

Jonathan B. Slapin (2009). Exit, voice, and cooperation: Bargaining power in international organizations and federal systems. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 21:2, 187-211

Frank Schimmelfennig (2006). The Community Trap: Liberal Norms, Rhetorical Action, and the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union. International Organization 55:1, 47-80

Ulrich Sedelmeier (2005). “Eastern enlargement: Risk, rationality, and role-compliance.” In Schimmelfenning and Sedelmeier, eds:The Politics of European Union Enlargement. London: Routledge, 120-141

Pollack, M.A (1996). The new institutionalism and EC governance: the promise and limits of institutional analysis. Governance, 9(4), pp.429–458.

Tsebelis, George and G. Garrett (2000). Legislative Politics in the European Union, European Union Politics 1(1).

Checkel, J.T (2005). International institutions and socialization in Europe: Introduction and framework. International Organization, pp.801–826.

Tsebelis, G. et al. (2001). Legislative Procedures in the European Union: An Empirical Analysis. British Journal of Political Science. pp.1–29.

Lewis, J.(2005). The Janus face of Brussels: socialization and everyday decision making in the European Union. International Organization, 59(04), pp.937–971.

Bailer, S., (2004). Bargaining Success in the European Union: The Impact of Exogenous and Endogenous Power Resources. European Union Politics, 5(1), pp.99–123.

Konig, T. &Poter, M., (2001). Examining the EU Legislative Process: The Relative Importance of Agenda and Veto Power. European Union Politics, 2(3), pp.329–351.

Crombez, C., (1996). Legislative procedures in the European Community. British Journal of Political Science, 26(02), pp.199–228.

Crombez, C., (2000). Spatial models of logrolling in the European Union. European Journal of Political Economy, 16(4), pp.707–737.

Crombez, C., (1997). The co-decision procedure in the European Union. Legislative Studies Quarterly, pp.97–119.

Hosli, M.O., (1995). The balance between small and large: effects of a double-majority system on voting power in the European Union. International Studies Quarterly, pp.351–370.

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