European Union Council Presidencies: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

Ole Elgström

Published July 3, 2003
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415309905 - CAT# RU26196
Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics


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This book describes, analyses, explains and compares the role performance of different presidencies. The expert and international authors ask why member states have different approaches and play the role differently, prioritising different functions and using a variety of strategies to realise their aspirations. The book consists of three parts i) describes the functions of the presidency, ii) compares nine different presidencies and iii) a concluding section comparing media images, and summaries looking at member state characteristics and behaviour.

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