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100 1  Finke, Daniel. 
245 10 Reforming the European Union :|brealizing the impossible /
       |cDaniel Finke, Thomas König, Sven-Oliver Proksch, and 
       George Tsebelis. 
260    Princeton, New Jersey :|bPrinceton University Press,
       |c2012. 
300    1 online resource (xvi, 227 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table 
       of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 
       Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: From the 
       European Convention to the Lisbon Agreement and Beyond: A 
       Veto Player Analysis By George Tsebelis; 1.1 Judges, 
       Bureaucrats, and the Democratic Deficit; 1.2 Veto Players 
       and Their Policy and Institutional Implications; 1.3 A 
       Qualified Majority in the Council: To What Extent Does It 
       Impede Decision Making?; 1.4 Battles over the "Default 
       Solution"; 1.5 Conclusion. 
505 8  Chapter Two: Revealing Constitutional Preferences in the 
       European Convention By Sven-Oliver Proksch2.1 Revealing 
       Preferences: Cosponsorship of Amendments in the European 
       Convention; 2.2 Data and Method; 2.3 Results: Giscard's 
       Central Position within the Conflict Space; 2.4 
       Conclusion; Chapter Three: The Art of Political 
       Manipulation in the European Convention By George Tsebelis
       and Sven-Oliver Proksch; 3.1 Limiting the Number of 
       Amendments; 3.2 Shaping Amendments; 3.3 The Absence of 
       Voting; 3.4 Discussion and Conclusion; Appendix: 3A; 
       Appendix: 3B. 
505 8  Chapter Four: Actors and Positions on the Reform of the 
       Treaty of Nice By Thomas König and Daniel Finke4.1 The 
       Process of Reform: From the Convention to the Ratification
       Stage; 4.2 The Two-dimensional Space and the Location of 
       the Political Leaders' Positions; 4.3 Other Actors and the
       Cohesiveness of the Political Leaders' Positions; 4.4 
       Representing and Delegating the Position of Political 
       Leaders; 4.5 The Ratifiers: Median Voters and Political 
       Parties; 4.6 Summary; Chapter Five: Why (Unpopular) 
       Leaders Announce Popular Votes By Thomas König and Daniel 
       Finke. 
505 8  5.1 Political Leaders and Their Announcements of 
       Referendums5.2 Ratification Hurdles in Each Country; 5.3 
       Decisions along the Ratification Path: A Strategic 
       Consideration; 5.4 The Empirical Analysis of Referendum 
       Announcements; 5.5 From Announcing Referendums to a 
       Reflection Period and Reform Crisis; Chapter Six: 
       Principals and Agents: From the Convention's Proposal to 
       the Constitutional Treaty By Thomas König and Daniel 
       Finke; 6.1 The Setup for Intergovernmental Bargaining; 6.2
       The Reaction to Failure: Delegating the Negotiation 
       Mandate. 
505 8  6.3 How Drifting Agents Enabled a Disagreeable 
       Compromise6.4 From Compromising Agents to the Defeat by 
       the Vote of the Irish; Chapter Seven: In the Aftermath of 
       the Negative Referendums: The Irish Resistance By Thomas 
       König and Daniel Finke; 7.1 The Strategy of the German 
       Presidency; 7.2 Moderate but Well-directed Concessions; 
       7.3 From Treaty Reform to Constitution Building, and Back;
       Conclusion; Appendix: Research Design and Methodology By 
       Thomas König and Sven-Oliver Proksch; References; Index. 
506    Available only to authorized UTEP users. 
520    "For decades the European Union tried changing its 
       institutions, but achieved only unsatisfying political 
       compromises and modest, incremental treaty revisions. In 
       late 2009, however, the EU was successfully reformed 
       through the Treaty of Lisbon. Reforming the European Union
       examines how political leaders ratified this treaty 
       against all odds and shows how this victory involved all 
       stages of treaty reform negotiations--from the initial 
       proposal to referendums in several European countries. The
       authors emphasize the strategic role of political 
       leadership and domestic politics, and they use state-of-
       the-art methodology, applying a comprehensive data set for
       actors' reform preferences. They look at how political 
       leaders reacted to apparent failures of the process by 
       recreating or changing the rules of the game. While 
       domestic actors played a significant role in the process, 
       their influence over the outcome was limited as leaders 
       ignored negative referendums and plowed ahead with 
       intended reforms. The book's empirical analyses shed light
       on critical episodes: strategic agenda setting during the 
       European Convention, the choice of ratification instrument,
       intergovernmental bargaining dynamics, and the reaction of
       the German Council presidency to the negative referendums 
       in France, the Netherlands, and Ireland."--|cProvided by 
       publisher. 
610 20 European Union. 
610 27 European Union.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00916630 
630 00 Treaty on European Union|d(1992 February 7).|kProtocols, 
       etc.|d(2007 December 13) 
630 07 Treaty on European Union (1992 February 7)|2fast
       |0(OCoLC)fst01773992 
650  0 Treaties|xRatification. 
650  0 Treaties|xRevision. 
651  0 European Union countries|xPolitics and government. 
651  7 European Union countries.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01269470 
655  0 Electronic books. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aFinke, Daniel.|tReforming the European 
       Union : Realizing the Impossible.|dPrinceton : Princeton 
       University Press, ©2012|z9780691153933 
856 40 |uhttp://0-ebookcentral.proquest.com.lib.utep.edu/lib/utep
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