European Union Council Presidencies: A Comparative Perspective


This book describes, analyses, explains and compares the role performance of different presidencies. The expert and international authors ask why member states have different approaches and play the role differently, prioritising different functions and using a variety of strategies to realise their aspirations. The book consists of three parts i) describes the functions of the presidency, ii) compares nine different presidencies and iii) a concluding section comparing media images, and summaries looking at member state characteristics and behaviour.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ole Elgström
  • Jonas Tallberg
  • Rikard Bengtsson
  • Mendeltje Van Keulen
  • Jan Q. Rood
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003