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Negotiating transparency: The role of institutions

Bjurulf, Bo LU and Elgström, Ole LU (2004) In Journal of Common Market Studies 42(2). p.249-269
Abstract
On 30 May 2001, a new regulation on public access to EU documents was presented and was heralded in the European press as a breakthrough for transparency. We argue that a focus on institutions can cast light on the negotiation processes that led to this decision, and explain the final - for realist negotiation theory puzzling - outcome. We demonstrate the importance of institutions in EU negotiations by detailing actor interests and strategies in the transparency case, and by tracing and analysing the negotiation process that resulted in the regulation. The institutions that receive particular attention are: agenda-shaping rules, decision-making procedures and voting rules, informal norms, timetables and deadlines, and intervention by... (More)
On 30 May 2001, a new regulation on public access to EU documents was presented and was heralded in the European press as a breakthrough for transparency. We argue that a focus on institutions can cast light on the negotiation processes that led to this decision, and explain the final - for realist negotiation theory puzzling - outcome. We demonstrate the importance of institutions in EU negotiations by detailing actor interests and strategies in the transparency case, and by tracing and analysing the negotiation process that resulted in the regulation. The institutions that receive particular attention are: agenda-shaping rules, decision-making procedures and voting rules, informal norms, timetables and deadlines, and intervention by institutional actors. (Less)
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Journal of Common Market Studies
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249 - 269
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0021-9886
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10.1111/j.1468-5965.2004.00487.x
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
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  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Common Market Studies},
  title        = {Negotiating transparency: The role of institutions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2004.00487.x},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2004},
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