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The European Commission in the Post-Lisbon Era of Crises

Between Political Leadership and Policy Management

by Michele Chang (Volume editor) Jörg Monar (Volume editor)
©2013 Edited Collection 298 Pages

Summary

The European Commission has alternatively been portrayed as an all-powerful institution controlling far too many resources versus a bureaucracy that operates at the behest of Member States. In recent years the EU has been beset by major challenges coming from the inside (the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty) and the outside (the global financial crisis). How has the Commission responded to these events? Has the Commission changed substantially in terms of its institutional structure or the functions it performs? To what extent was the Commission actively promoting such changes versus accepting initiatives emanating from the Member States?
This edited volume seeks to answer these questions by examining this institution and how it has performed in several major policy areas in which the Commission traditionally has been both very active and others in which its influence has been more limited. This comparative study examines the impact that the changes brought about this past decade has had on the Commission.

Details

Pages
298
Year
2013
ISBN (PDF)
9783035262940
ISBN (Softcover)
9782875740281
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0352-6294-0
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (June)
Keywords
resources bureaucracy changes
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 298 pp., num. tables and fig.

Biographical notes

Michele Chang (Volume editor) Jörg Monar (Volume editor)

Michele Chang is Professor in the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe (Bruges). She was previously a Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Jörg Monar is Director of Studies in the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe (Bruges). He has been Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges and Natolin) since 1991.

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