Playing into the Hands of the Commission?

Marianne Riddervold and Helene Sjursen have published the chapter 'Playing into the Hands of the Commission? The Case of EU Coordination in the ILO' in the volume 'The Influence of International Institutions on the EU. When Multilateralism hits Brussels', edited by Oriol Costa and Knud Erik Jørgensen.

Presentation of the book

The contributors to the volume analyze the EU from a surprisingly rare perspective, namely by exploring how it is influenced by multilateral institutions. There has recently been a dramatic increase in interaction between the EU and multilateral institutions, yet this interaction has almost without exception been studied from the bottom-up perspective.

This volume reverses the causal arrow and shows that international institutions shape EU policies and the policy-making process, as well as acting as a source of preferences and strategies for EU stances internationally. The impact is (under certain conditions) strong and rather frequently unintended and unexpected. Sometimes the influence goes as far as to foster small-scale processes of EU integration.

Scholars with expertise in different areas have contributed to this endeavour, thus allowing the volume to cover a wide range of international institutions and their effects on the EU.

Full info

Oriol Costa and Knud Erik Jørgensen (eds.)
'The Influence of International Institutions on the EU. When Multilateralism hits Brussels'

Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230314481
280 pages

Published June 5, 2012 10:02 AM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2016 11:20 AM