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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission

From Diversity to Unity?

Authors: Ban, C.

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This book explores how the European Commission faced the challenge of enlargement. Based on extensive interviews, the work provides a lively and readable picture of life within the Commission, exploring how thousands of newcomers were recruited and socialized and how they changed the organization, including its gender balance.

About the authors

Carolyn Ban is Professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has worked as a manager in the public and private sector and as Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her works include How Do Public Managers Manage? Bureaucratic Constraints, Organizational Culture, and the Potential for Reform.

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"This work represents an important contribution in several...In line with Abélès and Bellier´s study of the culture of compromise at the Commission, this book offers a description of this institution drawing on political anthropology, which fills a gap in recent studies. Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission is based on impressive efforts at data collection: over six years, from 2006 to 2012, Carolyn Ban conducted about 140 semi-structured interviews with EU officials in Brussels and 91 semi-structured interviews with managers inside the governments of six new member states... The fact that she conducted the interviews by herself contributes appreciably to the quality of the collected information."

Stéphanie Novak of the Hertie School of Governance, Germany.

Read the full review at The Council for European Studies website at the following link: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/critcom/management-and-culture-in-an-enlarged-european-commission-from-diversity-to-unity/


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ban, Carolyn

    Pages 1-26

  • The Forces Shaping Organizational Culture: The Status Quo Ante

    Ban, Carolyn

    Pages 27-50

  • The European Commission and the Process of Enlargement

    Ban, Carolyn

    Pages 51-68

  • The Kinnock Reforms: Preparing for Enlargement, Changing Culture?

    Ban, Carolyn

    Pages 69-97

  • The Outsiders Come In: Self-Selection, Selection, and Socialization of Entry-Level Staff

    Ban, Carolyn

    Pages 98-124

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31646-2
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Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-32182-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission
Book Subtitle
From Diversity to Unity?
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31646-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137316462
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25221-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32182-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 273
Topics