|Author (Person)||Muller, Patrick, Slominski, Peter|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Series Title||Journal of European Public Policy|
|Series Details||Volume 26, Number 6, Pages 906-926|
|Publication Date||June 2019|
|ISSN||1350-1763 (print) | 1466-4429 (online)|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
The role of law has received only scarce attention in the emerging debate on framing EU policy. Addressing this research gap, we develop a concept of legal framing that identifies different strategies through which frame entrepreneurs can shape the policy debate by activating the structural power of the law.
We demonstrate the relevance of these strategies for the case of the negotiations for an Israel-Europol agreement in which the NGO MATTIN Group has emerged as an influential frame entrepreneur. The NGO conclusively established that the initial draft of the Israel-Europol agreement deviated in important respects from the EU’s own legal position. Over time, the EU increasingly felt compelled to maintain the unity and consistency of EU law, asking a number of additional conditions from Israel. The EU’s new stance had important implications for the deadlocked Israel-Europol negotiations as well as for EU-Israeli contractual relations more broadly.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Interest Groups|
|Keywords||EU External Action, European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation [Europol], Non-Governmental Organisations [NGOs]
|Countries / Regions||Israel|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|