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Leadership in the European Convention

Kleine, Mareike (2007) Leadership in the European Convention. Journal of European Public Policy, 14 (8). pp. 1227-1248. ISSN 1350-1763

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13501760701656437


Did the Chairman of the European Convention, Valeacutery Giscard d'Estaing (VGE), shape this body's deliberation toward an outcome that would not have occurred otherwise? I contend that VGE was able to influence the form of the Convention's outcome and to some extent its content on issues of minor importance, but not its very substance on institutional matters. Drawing on functional approaches to leadership, I argue that the Convention's rules of procedure constituted an original negotiation setting that allowed the Chairman to wield influence through setting the agenda. But the more the Convention approached institutional questions, the less he was able to generate the preconditions for his leadership. The Convention ultimately turned into an IGC-like, unanimous negotiation setting without any room for the Chairman's influence.

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Additional Information: © 2007 Routledge
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2021 04:04

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