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Seizing political opportunity: how the European Commission becomes a ‘policy entrepreneur’

Citi, Manuele and Justesen, Mogens K. (2016) Seizing political opportunity: how the European Commission becomes a ‘policy entrepreneur’. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Oct 2016). Website.

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Political actors need to be nimble and respond to the opportunity to reform old policies and initiate new ones. Manuele Citi and Mogens K Justesen look at how the European Commission takes advantage of politically opportune moments (the ‘gridlock interval’) in the European Parliament to put forward new legislation. As a ‘policy entrepreneur’, it is therefore able to navigate European institutions and bring about change.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:21
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 23:11

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