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De impact van zachte en harde politieke instituties in Europese besluitvorming : de totstandkoming van de 'Verpakkingsrichtlijn' (94/62/EG)

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  • Peter Bursens orcid logo

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This article argues that both hard and soft institutions shape the strategies and - to a lesser extent - the preferences of political actors in the European Union.  First of all, it discusses the institutional perspective in political science and presents an institutional model of decision-making. Secondly the institutional argument is illustrated by a detailed account of the decision-makingprocess with respect to the Packaging Directive. An analysis of the actor configuration, the interactions between the involved actors and an overview of the decision-making process itself, all show to what extent actor's strategies and preferences are constrained and empowerd by the European institutional context.

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Bursens, P., (1999) “De impact van zachte en harde politieke instituties in Europese besluitvorming : de totstandkoming van de 'Verpakkingsrichtlijn' (94/62/EG)”, Res Publica 41(4), p.529-548. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v41i4.18494

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30 Dec 1999
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