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Evaluating Presidencies of the Council of the EU: Revisiting Nice




Judging presidencies is easy, evaluating them is not. Evaluations are rare and often superficial. This article provides a theoretical framework for such evaluations. Using contingency theory, it develops hypotheses about the demand for, and supply of, presidency roles. It offers a structured analysis by linking behaviour to the specificities of the actual negotiations. The framework is then applied to the performance of the French presidency during the IGC in 2000. The analysis shows, that apart from the complaints relating to some embarrassing failures, not all the criticism levelled at the French was justified. Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Adriaan Schout & Sophie Vanhoonacker, 2006. "Evaluating Presidencies of the Council of the EU: Revisiting Nice," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44, pages 1051-1077, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jcmkts:v:44:y:2006:i::p:1051-1077

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    1. Claudio M. Radaelli, 1999. "Harmful Tax Competition in the EU: Policy Narratives and Advocacy Coalitions," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(4), pages 661-682, December.
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    1. Madeleine O. Hosli & M. C. J. Uriot, 2011. "Dimensions of Political Contestation: Voting in the Council of the European Union before the 2004 Enlargement," Czech Economic Review, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, vol. 5(3), pages 231-248, November.
    2. Vít Benes & Jan Karlas, 2010. "The Czech Presidency," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(s1), pages 69-80, September.
    3. repec:bla:jcmkts:v:55:y:2017:i::p:54-63 is not listed on IDEAS

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