The Institutional Foundations of Intergovernmentalism and Supranationalism in the European Union

  title={The Institutional Foundations of Intergovernmentalism and Supranationalism in the European Union},
  author={George Tsebelis and Geoffrey Garrett},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={357 - 390}
We present a unified model of the politics of the European Union (EU). We focus on the effects of the EU's changing treaty base (from the Rome to Amsterdam Treaties) on the relations among its three supranational institutions—the Commission of the European Communities, the European Court of Justice, and the European Parliament—and between these actors and the intergovernmental Council of Ministers. We analyze these institutional interactions in terms of the interrelationships among the three… 
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