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1st Edition

European Union Council Presidencies
A Comparative Analysis

ISBN 9780415309905
Published September 8, 2003 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book describes, analyses, explains and compares the role performance of different presidencies. The expert and international authors ask why member states have different approaches and play the role differently, prioritising different functions and using a variety of strategies to realise their aspirations. The book consists of three parts i) describes the functions of the presidency, ii) compares nine different presidencies and iii) a concluding section comparing media images, and summaries looking at member state characteristics and behaviour.



Ole Elgström is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden.