Unformatted text preview: 4. The representativeness and accountability of the council isn’t very fair because there is a highly ingrained culture of consensus where it is inappropriate to “push for a vote.” So if there are any protests it is very rare because members don’t want to become isolated. Summary 1. o Institutionalists believe the European Commission has an active role in politics and decision-making, it led to the creation of the single market. Intergovernmentalists contend that the Commission has no real power beyond the first pillar. o There is an ingrained culture of consensus where it inappropriate to go against a vote that the rest of the members have approved. They do this out of fear of being isolated....
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- Spring '10
- European Union, Council of the European Union, European Parliament, European Commission, European Coal and Steel Community, Wesley Murphy Pols