At a critical juncture? Change and continuity in the institutional development of the council secretariat

@article{Christiansen2008AtAC,
  title={At a critical juncture? Change and continuity in the institutional development of the council secretariat},
  author={Thomas Christiansen and Sophie Vanhoonacker},
  journal={West European Politics},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={751 - 770}
}
This article provides a historical institutionalist perspective on the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers–an institution that has expanded significantly over the course of the integration process and whose role in the institutional politics of the EU has been recognised as significant in the recent literature on the subject. Charting the history of the institution, we demonstrate the way in which the original institutional design contributed to a particular trajectory which can be… 
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