|Author (Person)||Dehousse, Renaud, Thompson, Andrew|
|Series Title||Journal of European Integration|
|Series Details||Vol.34, No.2, February 2012, p113-132|
|Publication Date||February 2012|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Contrary to the dominant view in the scholarly literature on European institutions, where the European Commission is generally described as a unitary actor whose acts are primarily influenced by a political agenda and/or considerations of self-interest, this article argues that a variety of opinions coexist within the Commission staff. Based on the largest attitudinal survey ever conducted on Commission officials, it documents the existence of a sizeable minority of intergovernmentalists and analyzes their attitude towards the institution they serve and their views on its place in the integration process.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|