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The effect of codecision on council decision-making: informalization, politicization and power

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dc.contributor.author Häge, Frank M.
dc.contributor.author Naurin, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-10T17:31:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-10T17:31:49Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4346
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Little is known about the effects of the inter-institutional linkages created through the establishment of the codecision procedure on decision-making in the Council of the European Union. After a review of the existing literature and theories on this topic, we examine to what extent the codecision procedure leads to more involvement of ministers in Council decision-making and to a more powerful position of the Presidency in the internal negotiation process of the Council. The results show that the initially positive effect of codecision on the politicization of Council decision-making has been offset in recent years by a growing lack of transparency in inter-institutional proceedings caused by the use of informal trialogue negotiations to conclude the procedure early. However, our study also suggests that the country holding the Presidency does not occupy a more privileged position in the Council's internal co-operation network as a result of these developments. Thus, with respect to the Council, informal inter-institutional negotiation practices seem to decrease the transparency of the decision-making process and the accountability of the actors involved, but they may not have as adverse an effect on who gets what in terms of policy as previously thought. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of European Public Policy;20 (7), pp. 953-971
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2013.795372
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Journal of European Public Policy © 2013Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2013.795372 en_US
dc.subject Council of the European Union en_US
dc.subject network capital en_US
dc.subject politicization en_US
dc.subject informalization en_US
dc.subject codecision en_US
dc.title The effect of codecision on council decision-making: informalization, politicization and power en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-03-10T17:11:39Z
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1555470
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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