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作者 Ellinas, Antonis A., 1975- author
書名 The European Commission and bureaucratic autonomy : Europe's custodians / Antonis A. Ellinas, University of Cyprus, Ezra Suleiman, Princeton University
出版項 New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9781107689718 (paperback)
9781107023215 (hardback)
1107023211 (hardback)
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  JN33.5 .E49 2014    在架上    30650020063042
版本 First paperback edition
說明 xiii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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附註 "This book examines the struggle of the European Union bureaucracy to maintain its autonomy in an increasingly complex institutional setting and adverse political environment. Using an original survey of nearly two hundred top European Commission officials, it shows that the European Union is a coherent organization that shares a common culture of supranationalism. The European Union's multicephalous structure of political authority limits the capacity of European politicians to curb the autonomy of the Commission but tends to undermine the legitimacy of the organization, which finds itself under persistent political attacks. These attacks inadvertently help the organization bolster its defenses against the external threats and trigger internal legitimation processes that reinforce the devotion of its employees to its institutional mission. The rich survey data show how Commission bureaucrats establish themselves as the "custodians of Europe." The book helps disentangle the complexity of the Commission and makes a contribution to the study of international bureaucracies, a topic that has received little attention"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-232) and index
1. Introduction -- 2. The autonomy of national and transnational bureaucracies -- 3. Surveying top European bureaucrats -- 4. Autonomy at the top of the European bureaucracy -- 5. Political attempts to alter bureaucratic behavior -- 6. Cultural impediments to political control -- 7. Custodians of 'Europe' -- 8. Bureaucratic attitudes toward controversial policies -- 9. Conclusion
主題 European Commission
European Union
Bureaucracy -- European Union countries
Alt Author Suleiman, Ezra N., 1941- author
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