Seizing Political Opportunity: How the European Commission Becomes a ‘Policy Entrepreneur’

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    Abstract

    Political actors need to be nimble and respond to the opportunity to reform old policies and initiate new ones. The article looks at how the European Commission takes advantage of politically opportune moments (the ‘gridlock interval’) in the European Parliament to put forward new legislation. As a ‘policy entrepreneur’, it is therefore able to navigate European institutions and bring about change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date27 Oct 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016

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