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Which Policy for Europe?Power and Conflict inside the European Commission$
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Miriam Hartlapp, Julia Metz, and Christian Rauh

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199688036

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688036.001.0001

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Studying Internal Dynamics

Studying Internal Dynamics

(p.30) 3 Studying Internal Dynamics
Which Policy for Europe?

Miriam Hartlapp

Julia Metz

Christian Rauh

Oxford University Press

The chapter proposes a two-step research design that combines systematic process-tracing of individual policy processes inside the European Commission with a focused comparison structured along the analytical framework in Chapter 2. It outlines a systematic sampling procedure that results in a set of 48 legislative proposals from the Prodi and Barroso I Commissions (1999–2009) which fall into the three policy areas (intersection of social and market policies, research and innovation policy, as well as consumer policy). The chapter then outlines the major data sources used to re-construct the legislative process inside the European Commission. Here, particular emphasis is given to the 153 semi-structured expert interviews with involved Commission officials. Taken together, the chapter supplies the reader with all the necessary information on the empirical basis for the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   research design, sample of cases, case selection, expert interviews, investigation period, data sources

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