The appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new President of the European Commission generated substantial media attention over the summer, which has continued during the Commissioner hearings held in the European Parliament. On LSE's EUROPP blog Uwe Puetter assesses how these developments sit alongside his theory of 'deliberative intergovernmentalism', under which the European Council is viewed as holding a central role in the EU's decision-making process.
Uwe Puetter has published together with Chris Bickerton and Dermot Hodson an article with the Journal of Common Market Studies on new intergovernmentalism and post-Maastricht integration. The article offers a novel theoretical approach on explaining post-Maastricht integration and seeks to make sense of why European integration has been expanding at pace, yet not through the empowerment of traditional supranational actors following previously established patterns of delegation.
Offers for the first time a comparative perspective on key Council formations
Provides a comprehensive account on the European Council and the Council
Unique theoretical perspective which challenges conventional understandings of the two bodies
This book offers one of the most comprehensive accounts of European Council and Council decision-making by covering two decades of European integration from the late 1990s until the years after the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
Following an initiative by the CEU Center for European Union Research (CEUR) a group of students from the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Public Policy who took this year's CEU Jean Monet Module on European Integration submitted questions to the front runners in the upcoming European Parliament elections.
Three faculty members of the CEU Center for European Union Research (CEUR) participate in the new European research consortium “bEUcitizen”. The consortium, which brings together 26 universities, was successful in a joint bid for a 6.5 million EUR research grant under the European Union Seventh Framework Programme. The interdisciplinary project, which involves research from legal studies, sociology political science, history and economics, aims to study the implementation and practice of European Union (EU) citizenship. The consortium is led by the University of Utrecht.