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The New European Community

Decisionmaking And Institutional Change, 1st Edition

By Robert O Keohane

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The New European Community is the first systematic, book-length discussion of the major political institutions of the European Community (EC) after the transformation of the 1987 Single European Act, itself a surprise and a mystery whose effects are unraveled here.Professors Keohane and Hoffmann open the volume by placing the evolution of the new European Community into broad, theoretical perspective. Their expert contributors?including highly regarded international scholars, a judge of the European Court of Justice, and a long-term British politician?present engaging overviews of the process at work in major EC events and institutions. The centerpiece of the volume, Peter Ludlow's chapter on the European Commission, lays out all of the systems and actors in the emerging EC and shows their direct connection with problems of Community development and integration.Filled with examples, illustrations, anecdotes, and valuable data, The New European Community will be indispensable for all students and scholars of international relations and European studies as well as for those in business and government who want to understand the European Community before and beyond 1992.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Institutional Change in Europe in the 1980s -- Negotiating the Single European Act -- The European Commission -- The EC Council: The Community’s Decisionmaking Center -- Sovereignty and Accountability in the European Community -- The Making of a Constitution for Europe

About the Author

Robert O. Keohane is Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University. Stanley Hoffmann is Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France at Harvard University. Robert O. Keohane is Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University. Stanley Hoffmann is Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France at Harvard University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General