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Negotiating Flexibility in the European Union : Amsterdam, Nice and Beyond - Alexander C-.G. Stubb

Negotiating Flexibility in the European Union

Amsterdam, Nice and Beyond

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Published: 15th April 2002
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Alexander Stubb, a participant in the 1996-97 and 2000 Intergovernmental Conferences analyzes the evolution of flexible integration from the early 1970s to the present day and beyond. He focuses in the process of negotiations which led to the institutionalisation of flexibility in the Amsterdam and Nice Treaties. This book provides a valuable insider's view on historical decisionmaking in the European Union.

'...the reading of this monograph is, in my view, a must for all those who want to understand the multiple facets of flexibility from a legal point of view...[it] is an extremely interesting contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of Intergovernmental Conferences...Though short and easily readable, the book is very rich in substance and very well-documented...' - Claus D. Ehlermann, Brussels, CLM

List of Tables
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
The Nature of IGC Negotiationsp. 11
Definitions, Categories and Examplesp. 30
Negotiating the Amsterdam Treatyp. 58
Negotiating the Nice Treatyp. 106
Assessing the Flexibility Clausesp. 123
Conclusionp. 144
Literature on Flexibility since 1974p. 169
App. 2: List of Interviewsp. 173
Expert Group Hearings (1998)p. 176
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780333948309
ISBN-10: 0333948300
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 15th April 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.58  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1