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EU Presidencies Between Politics and Administration : The Governmentality of the Polish, Danish and
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This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the EU Presidency's impact on national administrations in terms of the organizational adjustments and political priorities in the Member State prior to Presidency. Placing the practical issues facing officials and policy-makers into a "new institutionalism" theoretical framework, it analyses the impact on the daily activities of bureaucrats and ministers.
Based upon the former ‘troika’, it includes comprehensive and novel data material including 100 interviews with key officials, documentary sources and academic literature. It uncovers the kind of negotiations, management and coordination triggered by the immense challenge of presiding over the EU – even after the Lisbon Treaty.
This text will be of key interest to scholars, students of political science, European Union studies and public administration, as well as more broadly to Comparative Politics and International Relations. It will also be of interest to officials and policy members in EU Member states approaching the Presidency.