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Negotiations in Networks in the European Union

Jönsson, Christer LU ; Bjurulf, Bo LU ; Elgström, Ole LU ; Sannerstedt, Anders LU and Strömvik, Maria LU (1998) In International Negotiation 3(3). p.319-344
Abstract
Multi-level governance is a term that is commonly used to characterize the nature of the European Union. In this article we argue that multi-level governance requires a research focus on negotiations and networks. Our focus is on day-to-day negotiations rather than ``history-making'' decisions, and we proceed from the assumption that negotiations vary in character across issue areas. After discussing the distinctive features of EU negotiations and applying the multidimensional network concept to the EU, we formulate a number of hypotheses as to why network patterns vary across issue areas and how network characteristics affect negotiations. Some illustrative cases are briefly presented, and some tentative observations are proffered... (More)
Multi-level governance is a term that is commonly used to characterize the nature of the European Union. In this article we argue that multi-level governance requires a research focus on negotiations and networks. Our focus is on day-to-day negotiations rather than ``history-making'' decisions, and we proceed from the assumption that negotiations vary in character across issue areas. After discussing the distinctive features of EU negotiations and applying the multidimensional network concept to the EU, we formulate a number of hypotheses as to why network patterns vary across issue areas and how network characteristics affect negotiations. Some illustrative cases are briefly presented, and some tentative observations are proffered concerning the role of networks in EU negotiations. (Less)
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Politik i Europa, förhandlingar, negotiation, European Union, networks
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International Negotiation
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3
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319 - 344
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Brill Academic Publishers
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1382-340X
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10.1163/15718069820848265
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English
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  author       = {Jönsson, Christer and Bjurulf, Bo and Elgström, Ole and Sannerstedt, Anders and Strömvik, Maria},
  issn         = {1382-340X},
  keyword      = {Politik i Europa,förhandlingar,negotiation,European Union,networks},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {319--344},
  publisher    = {Brill Academic Publishers},
  series       = {International Negotiation},
  title        = {Negotiations in Networks in the European Union},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718069820848265},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {1998},
}