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The National Co-ordination of EU PolicyThe European Level$
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Hussein Kassim, Anand Menon, B. Guy Peters, and Vincent Wright

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199248056

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199248052.001.0001

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Dual Loyalties: The Boundary Role of the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU

Dual Loyalties: The Boundary Role of the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU

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(p.211) 8 Dual Loyalties: The Boundary Role of the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU
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The National Co-ordination of EU Policy
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Ben Soetendorp

Rudy B. Andeweg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199248052.003.0009

This chapter on the Dutch permanent representation at Brussels sets out to test the claim that national idiosyncrasies are the key to understanding the functioning of the permanent representations of the European Union. The authors find, contrary to this contention, that the features of the Dutch political and administrative system—fragmentation, segmentation, and a lack of central authority—do not produce national arrangements at the European level that are similarly fractured. Indeed, in this important area of policy co-ordination, the machinery put in place by the Netherlands is considerably less idiosyncratic than might have been expected. The different sections of the chapter discuss the organization of the Dutch permanent representation, its personnel, its internal functioning and working methods, its role, its capacity to implement ambitions, and its effectiveness.

Keywords:   Brussels, Dutch administrative system, Dutch permanent representation, Dutch political system, EU policy, European Union, implementation of ambitions, internal functioning, national policy, Netherlands, organization, personnel, policy co-ordination, role, working methods

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