Opinion & Analysis

Which Policy for Europe? Power and Conflict Inside the European Commission, M. Hartlapp, J. Metz, and C. Rauh, Oxford University Press, 2014

This book is based on comprehensive new data from insider interviews, internal Commission documents, and a database of personal and structural Commission features. It aims to uncover the dynamics of policy-making within the Commission, and the internal negotiations which shape Commission decisions. Muireann O’Dwyer finds the book to be a rigorous and timely contribution to research on the Commission’s role in the EU policy process.This book seeks to explore the dynamic of decision making within the European Commission. Co-authored by Miriam Hartlapp, Julia Metz and Christian Ruath, the book sets out to examine the internal policy contests within the Commission, and as such to add an extra layer of analysis for studying EU policy making.