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The European Commission is a unique ‘laboratory’ for supranational institution building

Egeberg, Morten (2013) The European Commission is a unique ‘laboratory’ for supranational institution building. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 Mar 2013). Website.

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As Morten Egeberg writes, international organisations are typically composed of representatives with affiliations to the national level. The European Commission, in contrast, is one of the few international institutions in which key actors owe their allegiances to the supranational level. Assessing the potential for the Commission to act as a ‘laboratory’ for experiments in supranational institution building, he finds that nationality plays only a minor role in influencing the behaviour of Commission staff, and is simply one of many factors influencing the actions of Commissioners.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 09:23
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:21

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