Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

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Contents
List of Figuresxi
List of Tablesxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
INTRODUCTION1
CHAPTER ONE: From the European Convention to the Lisbon Agreement and Beyond: A Veto Player Analysis By George Tsebelis28
1.1Judges, Bureaucrats, and the Democratic Deficit32
1.2Veto Players and Their Policy and Institutional Implications38
1.3A Qualified Majority in the Council: To What Extent Does It Impede Decision Making?45
1.4Battles over the “Default Solution”54
1.5Conclusion60
CHAPTER TWO: Revealing Constitutional Preferences in the European Convention By Sven-Oliver Proksch62
2.1Revealing Preferences: Cosponsorship of Amendments in the European Convention64
2.2Data and Method68
2.3Results: Giscard’s Central Position within the Conflict Space70
2.4Conclusion75
CHAPTER THREE: The Art of Political Manipulation in the European Convention By George Tsebelis and Sven-Oliver Proksch76
3.1Limiting the Number of Amendments78
3.2Shaping Amendments88
3.3The Absence of Voting94
3.4Discussion and Conclusion95
Appendix 3A97
Appendix 3B99

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