Shows that networks in European integration governance were not a phenomenon that developed in the 1980s out of a 'hollowing out' of the nation-states in the 1970s. Based throughout on newly accessible sources, the authors discuss various networks and show how they contributed to constitutional choices and policy decisions after World War II.
'This work undoubtedly succeeds in superseding many more simplistic interpretations of integration, and is therefore compelling reading for anyone wishing to gain a more sophisticated understanding of the process of European construction. Indeed, it leaves one wishing for more.' - English Historical Review
'This fascinating volume provides compelling evidence for the vigour and variety of political networks in and around the European integration process from the early post-war years onwards. Contemporary social scientists have much to learn from this rich historical research about the framing and shaping of European policies, politics and law.'
- Helen Wallace, Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
'This is a wonderful addition to the literature on the complex history of European integration governance. The editors have put together a collection of well-researched and insightful essays that address the evolution of various transnational networks that have helped make Europe the complex entity it is today. An added strength of this volume is the inclusion of an analysis of transatlantic networks which adds a broader dimension to our understanding of the development of European integration. A superb book!'
- Jussi Hanhimaki, Professor of International History and Politics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
'This impressive volume brings together a new generation of contemporary historians of European integration who locate the dynamics of integration in transgovernmental and transnational governance networks. Abandoning the state-centrism still present in much of the writings on European integration by historians and political scientists, the contributions to this book are interested in studying the origins, evolution and impact of political networks in an era often claimed to be dominated by the omnipotent nation-state.'
- Berthold Rittberger, Professor of Political Science and Contemporary History, University of Mannheim, Germany
|Transnational Networks in European Integration Governance: Historical Perspectives on an Elusive Phenomenon|
|Expertise and the Creation of a Constitutional Order for Core Europe: Transatlantic Policy Networks in the Schuman Plan Negotiations|
|The Bilderberg Group: Promoting European Governance Inside an Atlantic Community of Values|
|The European Committee for Economic and Social Progress: Business Networks between Atlantic and European Communities|
|Informal Politics and the Creation of the European Community: Christian Democratic Networks in the Economic Integration of Europe|
|The Making of the European Union's Constitutional Foundations: The Brokering Role of Legal Entrepreneurs and Networks|
|Shaping the Common Agricultural Policy: Networks and Political Entrepreneurship in the European Commission|
|Brandt, Kreisky and Palme as Policy Entrepreneurs: Social Democratic Networks in Europe's Policy towards the Middle East|
|Saving Migrants: A transnational Network Supporting Supranational Bird Protection Policy|
|On the Long and Winding Road to European Union Membership: Austrian Party Elites in Transnational Political Networks|
|Plus a Change? Diachronic Change in Networks in European Integration Governance|
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Series: Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 30th July 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1