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The New Intergovernmentalism: States and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era

Christopher J. Bickerton, Dermot Hodson, and Uwe Puetter

Abstract

The two decades since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 have been marked by an integration paradox: although the scope of European Union (EU) activity has increased at an unprecedented pace, affecting areas such as fiscal policy, foreign affairs, and financial supervision, this increase has taken place in the absence of lasting transfers of power to supranational institutions. Challenging conventional assumptions about how member states behave and about what supranational institutions want, this book develops a new theoretical framework known as the new intergovernmentalism. This ap ... More

Keywords: European Union, integration theory, integration paradox Maastricht, new intergovernmentalism, supranational institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703617.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher J. Bickerton, editor
University Lecturer, Queen's College, University of Cambridge

Dermot Hodson, editor
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, Birbeck College, University of London

Uwe Puetter, editor
Professor in the Department of Public Policy, Central European University

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1 The New Intergovernmentalism and the Study of European Integration

Christopher J. Bickerton, Dermot Hodson, and Uwe Puetter

Part I Changing Conceptions of Law and Politics Post-Maastricht

2 A Union of Member States

Christopher J. Bickerton

Part II Selected EU Policy Domains Since 1992

Part III EU Institutions in the Post-Maastricht Period

12 The European Parliament

Johannes Pollak and Peter Slominski

Part IV Critique and Conclusions

15 Conclusions

Christopher J. Bickerton, Dermot Hodson, and Uwe Puetter

End Matter