Amy Verdun, born in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 1968. Ph.D. from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria.
Theme Group Fellow (1 September 2014 – 31 January 2015)
Decision-Making since Lisbon: Small, Medium-sized and Large Member States and Crisis Management
How can we understand legislative bargaining in the European Union since the changes of the Lisbon Treaty came into effect?
This project analyses, theorizes and conceptualizes decision-making in the European Union (EU), addressing changes in the dynamics of EU decision-making since the Lisbon Treaty. It analyses legislative bargaining in the European Union. This project builds on an earlier model (Schure and Verdun 2008) and seeks to test it in particular by examining the policy choices of ‘large’, ‘medium-sized’ and ‘small’ member states based on their voting power in the Council. For this project I will conduct interviews with key national government officials of various member states and with EU officials. I will analyse a case study related to governance of the euro area crisis (e.g. the creation of the banking union) and examine the stance of national and EU level officials on EU decision-making.
1) Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the journal West European Politics on ‘Decision-Making in the EU before and after the Lisbon Treaty’ co-editors: Madeleine Hosli, Amie Kreppel, Bela Plechanavová, and Amy Verdun, Vol 36, No 6, (November), pp. 1121-1308 (with pages).
2a) ‘Introduction: Decision-Making in the European Union before and after the Lisbon Treaty’, with Madeleine Hosli, Amie Kreppel, Bela Plechanavová, and Amy Verdun, in West European Politics Vol 36, No 6, (November), pp. 1121-1127.
2b) ‘Decision-Making before and after the Lisbon: The Impact of Changes in Decision-Making Rules, in West European Politics Vol 36, No 6, (November), pp. 1128-1142.
3) ‘Legislative Bargaining in the European Union: The Divide between Large and Small Member States’, co-authored with Paul Schure, European Union Politics, Vol 9 No 4, (December) pp 459-486.