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The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century

Hussein Kassim, John Peterson, Michael W. Bauer, Sara Connolly, Renaud Dehousse, Liesbet Hooghe, and Andrew Thompson


Drawing on original data from an online survey and a programme of interviews conducted by an international team of researchers, this book examines the internal working of the European Commission and the beliefs and backgrounds of its personnel. Testing widely accepted wisdoms about the organization, the book provides a detailed analysis of one of the world’s most powerful international administrations. It asks: Who are the people who work for the Commission? What do officials believe about the role of the Commission in the EU? Do they think that the Union should have more or less power? What l ... More

Keywords: European Commission, public administration, administrative reform, enlargement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599523
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hussein Kassim, author
Professor in Politics, School of Political, Social and International Studies, University of East Anglia

John Peterson, author
Professor of International Politics, University of Edinburgh

Michael W. Bauer, author
Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin