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This booklet deals an leading edge theoretical and empirical research of integration in ecu overseas and inside guidelines around the 3 pillars, from the Maastricht Treaty to the Treaty of great. The institution of the 3 pillar constitution with the Maastricht Treaty has been one of many key adjustments of ecu governance. This divided european rules into 3 major components: eu neighborhood, universal overseas and safety coverage (CFSP) and Justice and residential Affairs (JHA) and for the 1st time the 2 sovereignty similar components of overseas and inside guidelines grew to become a part of the formal governance constitution of the ecu. this can be the 1st quantity to offer a comparative point of view on how integration in either parts around the 3 pillars has contributed to the development of a different sovereignty measurement of the european. Drawing from sociological institutionalism and at the foundation of the 2 case stories of ecu center East and migration rules, it deals a finished empirical research of cross-pillar policy-making dynamics in overseas and inside guidelines within the european. european overseas and inside guidelines will attract students and researchers drawn to diplomacy, ecu Union politics and heart East reports.

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A Community institution’ (Smith 2003: 188). This delegation of powers to the Council Secretariat must not be mistaken for an abdication of political power by member states. In fact, the delegation of powers to the Council Secretariat has been used by member states in an attempt to avoid delegation to another supranational actor, namely the Commission. 4 Thus: the Council Secretariat has gained additional powers and responsibilities in recent rounds of treaty revision, in particular with respect to the establishment of the EU’s foreign, security and defence institutions – a development that, while reflecting concern among member states that Introduction 11 such powers should not be accrued by the Commission, also underlines the ability of the Council Secretariat to provide institutional solutions in such a context.

Wallace 2000). 1 Notwithstanding this significance of the Maastricht Treaty’s provisions, the origin of joint policies in both areas dates back to the early 1970s when member states established Europeanized frameworks for co-operation in foreign and home affairs, albeit on a purely intergovernmental basis (Lobkowicz 1994; M. E. Smith 1998; Wallace and Wallace 2000). 2 This path dependence was also replicated on a linguistic level. Thus most commentators still continue to refer to the ‘two intergovernmental pillars’ when analysing foreign and interior policies, despite the existence of a European ‘single institutional framework’ which formally covers policies across the three pillars (Denza 2002; Bieber and Monar 1995; Regelsberger et al.

Christiansen 2002: 46) The inclusion of the Council Secretariat into the analysis of this book does not, therefore, suggest that it is the most powerful actor within the complex institutional structure of the Council (see Hayes-Renshaw and Wallace 1997). Neither does it imply that the distinction between Secretariat and other Council actors is sharp. For example, the Council Secretariat – and also the European Political Co-operation (EPC) Secretariat from 1986 to 1993 – is characterized by a strong institutionalized interrelationship with and dependence on the rotating Presidencies.

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