German institutional hegemony in EU sustainability policies

Baranyi, Márton (2021) German institutional hegemony in EU sustainability policies. Köz-gazdaság, 16 (2). pp. 180-187. DOI

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German hegemony is a research topic subject to significant academic attention, especially within the studies linked to European integration. The existence of German hegemony within the EU is disputed, but several studies and models demonstrate that German hegemony within the European Union is significant but at the same time not desired (therefore the designation of Germany as a reluctant or benevolent hegemon). Is this true for the EU policies linked to sustainability as well, i.e. can institutional German hegemony be identified in the related policy fields? The study aims at assessing German institutional power linked to sustainability in the European Union (narrowing down policies linked to sustainability to EU energy and climate policy). It concludes that, based on a novel power ranking model assessing Member States’ influence in the various EU institutions, German institutional power is not significant in the fields of EU energy and climate policy.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Public administration
Political science
International relations
ID Code:6584
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:21 Jun 2021 17:05
Last Modified:21 Jun 2021 17:05

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