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Supranational policy entrepreneurship and EU institutions
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EU institutions have become very controversial, either for their absolute power, or, alternatively and conversely, for their impotence. This chapter conceptualises the institutions' role in the integration process on two levels: the treaty level of the EU and the policy-making level. The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) has been one of the anomalies of EU policy-making over the last few years, as it provides the most complicated decision-making structures of all areas with the Treaties of Amsterdam and Nice. There are three policy-making institutions at the EU level, that is, the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission. The chapter provides an introduction to the concept of supranational policy entrepreneurship (SPE) in order to provide avenues for further development. Various scholars examine the role of European institutions in detail, notably through the prism of SPE, a concept derived from John Kingdon.

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