Annotated bibliography - General
Article / book
Alexandrova, P., Carammia, M. & Timmermans, A. (2012). Policy Punctuations and Issue Diversity on the European Council Agenda. The Policy Studies Journal, 40(1), 69-88.
Alexandrova, P. & Timmermans, A. (2013). National interest versus the common good: The Presidency in European Council agenda setting. European Journal of Political Research, 52(3), 316-338.
Baumgartner, F. & Mahoney, C. (2008). The two faces of Framing: individual-Level Framing and collective Issue definition in the European Union. European Union Politics, 9(3), 435-449.
Daviter, F. (2007). Policy Framing in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 14(4), 654-666.
Peters, B. G. (1994). Agenda setting in the European Community. Journal of European Public Policy, 1(1), 9-26.
Peters, B. G. (2001). Agenda-setting in the European Union. In J. Richardson (Eds.), European Union. Power and Policy-Making (pp. 77-94). Second edition London: Routledge.
Pollack, M. (1997). Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the European Community. International Organization, 51(1), 99-134.
Princen, S. (2007). Agenda setting in the European Union: a theoretical exploration and Agenda for research. Journal of European Public Policy, 14(1), 21-38.
Princen, S. (2011). Agenda Setting. In E. Versluis, M. van Keulen & P. Stephenson (Eds.), Analyzing the European Union Policy Process (pp. 107-131). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Princen, S. (2011). Agenda-setting strategies in EU policy processes. Journal of European Public Policy, 18(7), 927-943.
Princen, S. (2013). Punctuated equilibrium theory and the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 20(6), 854-870.
Princen, S. & Rhinard, M. (2006). Crashing and Creeping: Agenda setting dynamics in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 13(7), 1119-1132.
Schmidt, S. (2001). Only an Agenda setter?: The European Commission's Power over the Council of Ministers. European Union Politics, 1(1), 37-61.
Sherrington, P. (2000). Shaping the Policy Agenda: Think Tank Activity in the European Union. Global Society, 14(2), 173-189.
Tallberg, J. (2003). The agenda-shaping powers of the EU Council Presidency. Journal of European Public Policy, 10(1), 1-19.
Tallberg, J. (2010). The Power of the Chair: Formal Leadership in International Cooperation. International Studies Quarterly, 54(1), 241-265.
Analyses the policy agenda of the European Council and tests hypotheses on agenda change and diversity over time. Abstract
Investigates the relationship between the policy agendas of the EU and its member states. The findings suggest that having the Presidency does not provide an institutional advantage for agenda setting power. Abstract
Relates the individual (focus on different dimensions of a policy) and collective (common understanding) levels of framing with regard to policy-making in the EU. In doing so, it seeks to understand how one single frame gains a certain weight. Abstract
Review article on studies of policy framing in the EU and their relevance for understanding, among other things, agenda-setting. Abstract
Probably the first article on agenda-setting in the EU. Argues that agenda-setting is easier in the EU than in most national political system because of the existence of large numbers of access points, policy advocates and legitimated policy options. Abstract
Argues that agenda-setting is easier in the EU than in most national political system because of the existence of large numbers of access points, policy advocates and legitimated policy options. Largely identical to Guy Peters’ 1994 article in the Journal of European Public Policy.
Presents a theoretical framework to explain supranational influence on politics and to determine under which circumstances European institutions enjoy formal and informal agenda-setting power. Abstract
Review article that develops a theoretical framework for understanding agenda-setting in an EU context.
This book chapter gives a ‘how-to’ introduction to studying EU agenda-setting processes for undergraduate students.
Develops a typology of strategies used by political actors to place issues on the EU agenda. Abstract
Review article, which discusses punctuated equilibrium theory and its application to EU policy processes. Abstract
Identifies two types of agenda setting in the EU, "from above“ and "from below“, and illustrates them and their potential interaction in two case studies: anti-smoking policy and bioterrorism. Abstract
Seeks to show that the European Commission, in addition to its agenda-setting powers, can also put pressure on the Council to adopt its proposals. Abstract
Explorative paper on the presence, extent and type of influence EU-level think tanks exert on EU policy. Abstract
Argues that the European Council presidency has significant power to shape the European Council agenda. Also introduces a distinction between different types of agenda shaping. Abstract
Addresses the influence wielded by the formal leaders of international cooperation—those that chair and direct negotiations in the major decision bodies of multilateral organizations and conferences. Abstract