The New Intergovernmentalism : States and Supranational Actors in the Post-maastricht Era

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The New Intergovernmentalism : States and Supranational Actors in the Post-maastricht Era

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 377 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780198703617
  • DDC分類 341.2422

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The twenty years since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty have been marked by an integration paradox: although the scope of European Union (EU) activity has increased at an unprecedented pace, this increase has largely taken place in the absence of significant new transfers of power to supranational institutions along traditional lines. Conventional theories of European integration struggle to explain this paradox because they equate integration with theempowerment of specific supranational institutions under the traditional Community method. New governance scholars, meanwhile, have not filled this intellectual void, preferring instead to focus on specific deviations from the Community method rather than theorizing about the evolving nature of the Europeanproject.The New Intergovernmentalism challenges established assumptions about how member states behave, what supranational institutions want, and where the dividing line between high and low politics is located, and develops a new theoretical framework known as the new intergovernmentalism. The fifteen chapters in this volume by leading political scientists, political economists, and legal scholars explore the scope and limits of the new intergovernmentalism as a theory of post-Maastricht integration and draw conclusions about the profound state of political disequilibrium in which the EU operates. This book is of relevance to EU specialists seeking new ways of thinking about European integration and policy-making, and general readers who wish to understand what has happened tothe EU in the two troubled decades since 1992.

Table of Contents

List of Table and Figures                  xiii
List of Abbreviations xv
List of Contributors xix
1 The New Intergovernmentalism and the 1 (50)
Study of European Integration
Christopher J. Bickerton
Dermot Hodson
Uwe Puetter
Part I Changing Conceptions of Law and
Politics Post-Maastricht
2 A Union of Member States: State 51 (22)
Transformation and the New
Intergovernmentalism
Christopher J. Bickerton
3 The Roles of Law in a New 73 (17)
Intergovernmentalist European Union
Paul James Cardwell
Tamara Hervey
4 Institutionalist Dynamics behind the New 90 (21)
Intergovernmentalism: The Continuous
Process of EU Treaty Reform
Thomas Christiansen
Part II Selected EU Policy Domains Since 1992
5 The New Intergovernmentalism and 111 (18)
Experiential Learning in the Common
Security and Defence Policy
Michael E. Smith
6 Integrating in Justice and Home Affairs: 129 (17)
A Case of New Intergovernmentalism Par
Excellence?
Sarah Wolff
7 The New Intergovernmentalism in Financial 146 (19)
Regulation and European Banking Union
David Howarth
Lucia Quaglia
Part III EU Institutions in the
Post-Maastricht Period
8 The European Council: The Centre of New 165 (20)
Intergovernmentalism
Uwe Puetter
9 The Commission and the New 185 (23)
Intergovernmentalism: Calm within the Storm?
John Peterson
10 The Court of Justice's Dilemma--Between 208 (19)
`More Europe' and `Constitutional Mediation'
Marie-Pierre Granger
11 Legislative and Judicial Politics in the 227 (18)
Post-Maastricht Era: The
Intergovernmentalist Paradox in the Council
of Ministers
Marzena Kloka
Susanne K. Schmidt
12 The European Parliament: Adversary or 245 (18)
Accomplice of the New Intergovernmentalism?
Johannes Pollak
Peter Slominski
13 De Novo Bodies and the New 263 (26)
Intergovernmentalism: The Case of the
European Central Bank
Dermot Hodson
Part IV Critique and Conclusions
14 Understanding the New 289 (15)
Intergovernmentalism: Pre- and
Post-Maastricht EU Studies
Simon Bulmer
15 Conclusions: The Post-Maastricht Period 304 (25)
and Beyond
Christopher J. Bickerton
Dermot Hodson
Uwe Puetter
References 329 (42)
Index 371