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Blocking Minorities - Networks and Meaning in the Opposition Against the Proposal for a Directive on Temporary Work in the Council of Ministers of the European Union

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This article contains a case study of the behavior of a blocking minority in the Council of Ministers.An important result is that the behavior of Member States cannot in this case be explained directly by domesticcircumstances and interests as it is often done in the neoliberal literature. Instead, necessary variables offered inthis article are tight networks and their ability to create meaning in being part of the blocking minority throughan attractive story-line. If generalized, it means that the influence of story-lines created by discourse-coalitionshas to be upgraded as explanations of the behavior in the Council of Ministers and that actors providing thenetwork with hegemony can critically strengthen an issue network.

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Peter Nedergaard

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7910

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