Preferences and Power in the European Community: A Liberal Intergovernmentalist Approach

  title={Preferences and Power in the European Community: A Liberal Intergovernmentalist Approach},
  author={Andrew M. Moravcsik},
  journal={Journal of Common Market Studies},
  • A. Moravcsik
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
The European Community (EC) is the most successful example of institutionalized international policy co-ordination in the modem world, yet there is little agreement about the proper explanation for its evolution. From the signing of the Treaty of Rome to the making of Maastricht, the EC has developed through a series of celebrated intergovernmental bargains, each of which set the agenda for an intervening period of consolidation. The most fundamental task facing a theoretical account of… 

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