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Title: The European Union in International Environmental Negotiations: an Analysis of the Stockholm Convention Negotiations
Authors: Delreux, Tom # ×
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Series Title: Environmental Policy and Governance vol:19 issue:1 pages:21-31
Abstract: This article focuses on the way the European Union acted as a negotiating party during the international negotiations leading to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (1998-2000). Starting from a principal-agent model, the article discusses how the EU participated in these negotiations and how the internal decision-making process developed. It argues that the EU was able to negotiate in a unified and influential way by defending a common position, which was expressed by a flexible negotiation arrangement, at the international level. Three features of the EU decision-making process engendered such a strong EU negotiation arrangement: homogeneous preferences among the actors in the EU, symmetrically distributed information among them and a cooperative and institutionally dense decision-making context.
ISSN: 1756-932X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven International and European Studies (LINES)
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