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People Who Run Europe

Edward C. Page


In the minds of many, Brussels is very closely associated with bureaucracy. Yet we know little about the character of the European Union's bureaucracy. This book draws upon a wide range of empirical sources to present a picture of the administrative system of the EU. It discusses the complexities of its internal organization and goes on to explore the people who work in it. As a multinational organization its procedures for appointment and promotion reflect in part the need to maintain a professional career civil service and in part the desire to secure a fair mix of nationalities among top of ... More

Keywords: Brussels, bureaucracy, European Union, civil service, administrative system, officials, politicians, interest groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280798
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward C. Page, author
University of Hull
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