Listed below is an overview of PIN-publications.

Negotiating European Union

Negotiating European Union

Meerts P W, Cede F (eds.) (2004). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

The European Union can be perceived as an enormous bilateral and multilateral process of internal and external negotiation. This book examines negotiations within member states, among member states, within and among the institutions of the Union, and between the EU and other countries. Analyzing as it does the processes, actors, and interests involved in the negotiation processes, the book is a unique probe into this relatively unknown EU arena.

Negotiating European Union has been edited by Paul W. Meerts and Franz Cede, members of the Steering Committee of IIASA's Processes of International Negotiation Network.

About the editors

Paul W. Meerts studied political science and international relations at the universities of Amsterdam and Leiden. He has been research fellow in Dutch political history at the universities of Leiden and Groningen, as well as coordinator of diplomatic training at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael, of which he has been deputy director since 1990. As a consultant in diplomatic negotiation he has trained diplomats and civil servants in more than seventy countries. He has written on interstate bargaining, focusing on its political dimensions. Paul W. Meerts holds an honorary doctorate from the National University of Mongolia.

Franz Cede was legal adviser to the Austrian Foreign Ministry and has participated in numerous international conferences and bilateral negotiations. He was also a regular delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations. In 1999 Franz Cede became Austrian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and since 2003 he has been Austrian Ambassador to Belgium, also representing his country at NATO.


The EU as the Epitome of a Negotiating Process
F. Cede

The EU as a Negotiations Arena. Diplomats, Experts and PAM Professionals
R. van Schendelen

What Happens at Home ? Negotiating EU Policy at the Domestic Level
M. van Keulen

The Role of the Member States in the European Union
P.J. Langenberg

EU Institutions and IGC Negotiations ? How the EU Negotiation Process Affects Institutions' Ability to Gain Influence in IGCs
D. Beach

What Kind of Negotiation does 'Consensus Decision-Making' Involve?
D. Heisenberg

Negotiation and Mediation in the EU Council of Ministers
O. Elgström

Member States Operating in the EU Council of Ministers, Inside Impressions
L.J. Bal

The European Council under Construction ? EU Top-Level Decision Making at the Beginning of a New Century
P.C.J. van Grinsven

Cookbook of the Presidency of the European Union
A. Guggenbühl

Negotiating the Enlargement
A. Landau

European Union Negotiation
P. Meerts

Ordering Information

 To order this book, please see the order page at the website of the publishers: Palgrave Macmillan.

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies