© Columbia University Press
Paper, 200 pages,
European Consortium for Political Research Press
European Integration and Its Limits reveals the role of government in solving Europe’s constitutional quandary in regards to legitimacy, efficiency, and integration, and explains the reasons why various governments agreed to reform projects they had previously rejected. Daniel Finke analyzes extensive data on the reform positions that governments unveiled at three of the most important Intergovernmental Conferences held since the establishment of the Union in 1993. Through a coherent theoretical framework, Finke identifies the domestic origins of European treaty reforms and clarifies the role of procedural constraints at both the domestic and the European level.