"European Community Decision Making" by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

European Community Decision Making Models, Applications, and Comparisons Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Frans N. Stokman

Publication date:
22 Jun 1994
Yale University Press
272 pages: 235 x 156mm
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This pathbreaking book illuminates the politics of issue resolution within the European community by evaluating and comparing competing models of decision making across twenty-two policy issues.  Written by American and Dutch scholars in the field, the book will be of great interest to students of comparative politics, public policy analysts, mathematic modelers, and all those concerned with the development of the European Community.
Contributors: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Samuel Eldersveld, Jacek Kugler, A. F. K. Organski, Roy Pierce, Frans N. Stokman, Jan M. M. Van den Bos, Reinier Van Costen, John H. P. Williams

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at the University of Rochester.  He is also author of The War  Trap and co-author of War and Reason: A Confrontation Between Domestic and International Imperatives and Forecasting Political Events: The Future of Hong Kong, all published by Yale University Press.  Frans N. Stokman is professor of sociology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

"This is an extraordinary volume in the sense that contending theories are actually displayed and compared. The book will be provocative and controversial, but it will also serve as a model for applied modeling."?Kenneth A. Shepsle, Harvard University

"A landmark study. . . . This book deserves close attention from anyone interested in the workings of the European Union in general and the Council of Ministers in particular. Given its rigorous methodology and approach to institutional decision making, it will also be of interest to other audiences. . . . An important contribution to the systematic study of the European Union."?Bertjan Verbeek, Mershon International Studies Review

"[The] authors break new ground in a coherently designed volume by applying rational choice models to the study of the European Union, specifically decision making in the Council of Ministers. . . . [They] succeed at making the politics surrounding the issues come alive. . . . An enormously interesting and innovative book."?Christopher J. Anderson, Journal of Politics