The von der Leyen Commission:An Early Assessment

Kassim, Hussein ORCID: (2023) The von der Leyen Commission:An Early Assessment. In: The EU Political System After the 2019 European Elections. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 169-193. ISBN 978-3-031-12337-5

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This chapter aims to situate the von der Leyen Commission historically and comparatively. As well as providing a provisional performance of the administration at mid-term, it assesses what the appointment and achivements of Ursula von der Leyen as a non-Spitzenkandidat demonstrates about the institutionalisation of presidentialised and personalised leadership of the Commission.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: I should like to thank participants of workshops convened by the College of Europe on 26 January 2021 and the Europal network on 29 April 2021 for helpful comments on an earlier draft. I have benefitted from innumerable conversations on themes covered in this chapter with Sara Connolly, Michael W. Bauer, Pierre Bocquillon, Brigid Laffan, Didier Georgakakis, Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Sandrino Smeets, Frédéric Merand and Martin Westlake. My greatest debt is to officials in the European Commission and the Council Secretariat, who very kindly agreed to answer questions on the topic of this paper on a strictly non-attributable basis, and the staff in both who participated in four major research projects. The usual disclaimer applies. Publisher Copyright: © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Policy & Politics
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Competition Policy
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:46
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-12338-2_9

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