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Negotiations as Usual. Putting Domestic Constraints on the Table in the Council of the European Union

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Title: Negotiations as Usual. Putting Domestic Constraints on the Table in the Council of the European Union
Authors: Johansson, Markus
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2015
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Date of Defence: 2015-04-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 april 2015, kl 13.15, Hörsal Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
Keywords: Negotiations
Council of the European Union
Domestic constraints
Two-level games
Abstract: The argument developed in this thesis is that negotiations in the Council of the European Union cannot be understood in isolation from the domestic politics of the member states. Building on the logic of Robert Putnam’s two-level game theory, and the fact that negotiated EU agreements need to gain support from vital parts of the governments’ domestic constituencies, government negotiators are constrained by their domestic political actors. This is part of the democratic political system in w... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9346-0
ISSN: 0346-5942
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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