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Procedural Politics

Procedural Politics
Issues, Influence, and Institutional Choice in the European Union

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521832533

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About the Authors
  • After developing an argument to determine when actors will try and reshape political rules, rather than operate within them, Joseph Jupille applies it to European Union (EU) integration and politics. Jupille demonstrates that the European Union is far more deeply rule-governed than is traditionally understood and, accordingly, reveals a much more complete picture of the role of rules in political life than is available in most existing research.

    • Relevant to specialists and accessible to non-specialists
    • Sophisticated analysis of European Union institutions
    • Of interest to students of international, comparative, and European politics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Joseph Jupille's Procedural Politics is a first-rate work of institutional analysis, combining the theoretical elegance and methodological sophistication of the very best rational-choice work on United States Congressional institutions with a rigorous quantitative and qualitative study of the politics of the European Union. Jupille's hypotheses about the conditions under which, and the ways in which, European Union actors engage in procedural disputes are clearly articulated and tested with rigor, and the implications of the book extend beyond the European Union to any political system - and there are many - in which actors might be tempted to manipulate legislative procedure for their own purposes." Mark Pollack, University of Wisconsin

    "This book offers answers to one of the trickiest questions in European Union politics: how and why are every-day decision-making rules designed? Jupille develops a highly original and sophisticated theory to answer this question, and tests his theory with an impressive dataset and detailed case-studies. As a result, this is a model piece of contemporary political science research and is sure to be a landmark text in the study of the European Union." Simon Hix, London School of Economics

    "The book excellently lays out the theory of when and how procedural politics happen." Political Science Quarterly, Judith Kelley, Duke University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521832533
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface and acknowledgments
    List of acronyms used in the text
    1. Introduction: choice, constraint, and European Union institutions
    2. Theorizing procedural politics: issues, interests, and institutional choice
    3. The EU as a procedural system: rules, preferences, and strategic interaction
    4. Patterns: determinants and effects of EU procedural politics
    5. Greening the market? Procedural politics and EU environmental policy
    6. Mad cows and Englishmen: procedural politics and EU agricultural policy
    7. Conclusion: procedural politics and rule governance in the EU and beyond

  • Author

    Joseph Jupille, University of Colorado Boulder

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