1 Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Department of Political Science, Study Council, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet3 Department of Political Science, Study Council, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet
measuring and explaining variation in coordination mechanisms in the European Union
This contribution examines the co-ordination mechanisms which central governments have established to develop positions and cast votes in negotiations in the European Union (EU). Conceptually, the contribution discusses how different traits of EU co-ordination mechanisms can be defined and measured. Empirically, it utilizes a novel data set to map the defined traits of the co-ordination mechanisms in EU-28. Analytically, the contribution demonstrates that some of the variation in the traits of the EU co-ordination mechanisms is connected to public Euroscepticism. Therefore the analysis supports studies that have argued that a sceptical attitude towards European integration is associated with more centralized co-ordination mechanisms.
Journal of European Public Policy, 2014, Vol 21, Issue 9, p. 1274-1292