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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Small States and EU Governance

Malta in EU Decision-Making Processes

Authors: Micallef Grimaud, Jean

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  • Develops our understanding on small states in the EU and their behaviour in EU decision-making processesGoes contrary to the general notion that due to their smallness, small EU states do not exercise influence in such processes
  • Makes a significant contribution to the literature on Malta in EU legislative decision-making processes
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This book examines a crucial question about small states and their governments’ influence in the European Union (EU) decision-making processes. -  Are EU small member state governments influential in EU decision-making processes? In other words, do they exercise influence in these processes? And if so, how and at which stage do they do this? This book seeks to answer the above questions by focusing on Malta - the smallest state in the EU - and whether it exercises influence in ‘uploading’ its preferences in two distinct stages of EU legislative decision-making processes - decision-shaping (formation) and decision-taking (adoption). The cases selected and analyzed showcase the Maltese government’s behaviour in legislative negotiations in differing EU policy spheres that are extremely relevant to it. These are the adoption of EU directives on pyrotechnic articles (falling under the EU competition and consumer health and safety policy spheres) and on the extension of EU long-term residence to beneficiaries of international protection (falling under EU immigration policy). As analyzed in the latter chapters of the book, Malta’s government has achieved varying degrees of success in its exercise of influence in these EU decision-making processes.

About the authors

Jean Micallef Grimaud is currently working for Malta’s government at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU in Brussels as part of Malta’s Council of the EU Presidency team. There he heads the Education, Youth, Culture, and Sports unit and will chair the Council’s Education Committee during Malta’s Presidency from January to June 2017. Previously, Jean held positions at the Office of Malta’s Prime Minster and was a member of Malta’s Diplomatic Corps between 2001 and 2009. He served as a First Secretary at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union in Brussels from 2004 until 2009 where he held various positions - as a First Secretary on the EU Structural Funds (2004-2006), a member of the Cabinet of the Permanent Representative (2006-2008), and finally MERTENS (2008-2009) which is a position held by high ranking diplomats. Jean was awarded his doctorate degree from the Manchester Metropolitan University. His research focused on small state influence in the shaping stages of EU decision-making.

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“Micallef Grimaud’s systematic study of Malta in EU decision-making processes deserves a wide readership among scholars and students of small European states.” (Professor Anders Wivel, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

 “This timely book offers a thorough insight into how a small state, by linking its individual capabilities with correct strategies, can influence policy-making in the European Union. The book’s rich theoretical background combined with a detailed case study of Malta within the EU produces a valuable contribution to small state studies. The EU is not only about large states – small states can also have a considerable say in its decision-making.” (Professor Baldur Thorhallsson, University of Iceland)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small States and EU Governance
Book Subtitle
Malta in EU Decision-Making Processes
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57321-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57321-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57320-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86133-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 287
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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