Unveiling the Council of the European Union

Games Governments Play in Brussels

  • Daniel Naurin
  • Helen Wallace

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: from Rags to Riches

    1. Daniel Naurin, Helen Wallace
      Pages 1-20
  3. Coalition-Building

  4. Consensus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Thomas König, Dirk Junge
      Pages 81-98
  5. Deliberation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Mark A. Pollack, Gregory C. Shaffer
      Pages 144-164
    3. Jeffrey Lewis
      Pages 165-184
  6. Leadership

  7. Methodological Debate

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 290-320

About this book


Thanks to new transparency rules and increased efforts by scholars, researchers are better equipped than ever before to analyze the decision-making processes of the Council of the European Union and to test old wisdoms. This book covers the most contentious areas and important debates in current research.


decision-making EU legislation Europe European Union European Union (EU) government Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Naurin
    • 1
  • Helen Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceGöteborg UniversitySweden
  2. 2.European InstituteLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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