The European Commission has played a major role in European integration. However, its main power resource – the monopoly of initiative – has been increasingly challenged by other institutional actors, who try to and often succeed in shaping the European policy agenda. This collaborative project will bring together an international team of scholars to examine how the European agenda-setting landscape has evolved in the last decade, as the Commission’s agenda-setting power has been put under pressure by intergovernmental crisis management, growing political contestation, and the informalization of legislative bargaining.
Remapping the European Agenda Setting Landscape
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