1st Edition

The European Council
Gatekeeper Of The European Community

ISBN 9780367291853
Published October 2, 2019 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents the history of the transformation of the summit into the European Council (EC). It considers the political, organizational, and legal preparations for the increased involvement of heads of government in a more influential EC international and regional role.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Summitry and Legitimacy -- Politics and Axle Weights -- Bureaucrats, Eurocrats, and National Politicians -- The Delors Plan and Technical Decisionmaking -- The Train of History -- When Politicians Become Eurocrats and Eurocrats Become Politicians -- European Council Meetings 1975-1993

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Mary Troy Johnston