This book does not try to answer the questions of why and how the European Union (EU) develops in a certain direction. We will mainly focus upon decisions on policy-making and legislation in important sectors within the EU system. The book is a contribution to the understanding of the unique character of EU policy-making. Within general perspectives on comparative politics and political organization the EU represents a new type of complex, multi-level and loosely coupled decision-making and implementation where processes often have strong elements of informal influence. It might be regarded as an experiment with new types of political structure (Laffan et ...
Introduction: The EU as a New Political System
Introduction: The EU as a new political system
Towards an Ever Closer Union