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Het Europese beleid in de Belgische federatie : Standpuntbepaling en vertegenwoordiging van de Belgische belangen

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  • Peter Bursens orcid logo

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In this article we examine the organisation of European policy-making in Belgium. The core question is whether the federal level is hollowing out in favour of the regional level, with respect to European preference formation and interest representation. From a theoretical point of view, it tests the propositions of liberal intergovernmentalism and multi-level governance in two critical cases : environmental policy and the European Convention. The article concl udes that neither of the approaches is able to full y understand the complex system of joint preference formation that takes place in Belgium and that they would both benefit from incorporating historical institutionalist insights.

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Bursens, P., (2005) “Het Europese beleid in de Belgische federatie : Standpuntbepaling en vertegenwoordiging van de Belgische belangen”, Res Publica 47(1), p.58-79.

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30 Mar 2005
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