European Union Trade Policy after Enlargement: Larger Crowds, Shifting Priorities and Informal Decision-Making

Elsig, Manfred (2010). European Union Trade Policy after Enlargement: Larger Crowds, Shifting Priorities and Informal Decision-Making. Journal of European public policy, 17(6), pp. 781-798. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13501763.2010.486975

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The article focuses on the effects of Eastern enlargement on EU trade policy-making. On interest constellation, the article makes a case that protectionist forces have been strengthened relative to liberal forces. This slight protectionist turn is mostly witnessed in the area of anti-dumping and with respect to the Doha trade round. On preference aggregation, guided by a principal–agent framework, it is argued that the growth in the number of actors (principals and interest groups) has not constrained the role of the European Commission (agent). However, it has led to an increase in informal processes and has empowered large trading nations vis-a`-vis smaller and less ‘comitology-experienced’ member states.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Elsig, Manfred

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

1350-1763

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:14

Last Modified:

31 May 2017 12:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13501763.2010.486975

Web of Science ID:

000280634900002

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.3616

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/3616 (FactScience: 207538)

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