Project

The European Union and the information gap: a political science analysis of the decisionmaking process and the autonomy of the Directorate-General Communication

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Keywords
DG Communication decisionmaking European Union
 
Project description

This study examines decionmaking processes of the Directorate-General Communication of the European Commission from a Principal Agent perspective. The analysis focuses on the level of autonomy this DG has in its policy- and decisionmaking and in what way the powerrelations between this DG and other actors, such as the European Parliament and the memberstates, influence this autonomy.