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The Engines of European Integration – Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Mark A. Pollack


The European Union is composed of its member states, yet these states have created and delegated increasing powers to a number of supranational organizations, including the executive Commission, the European Court of Justice and the European Parliament. Drawing from principal‐agent analyses of delegation, agency and agenda setting, this book seeks to analyse and explain the delegation of powers by governmental principals to supranational agents, as well as the subsequent role played by those agents in the process of European integration. The book is divided into two parts. The first part of th ... More

Keywords: delegation, democratic legitimacy, discretion, European Commission, European Court of Justice, European integration, European Parliament, European Union, policy‐making, principal‐agent model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251179
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199251177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark A. Pollack, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison and European University Institute
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