The Structure of Coordination: Transatlantic Policy Networks and the Mobilization of Business and Civil Society
Kostas Kourtikakis, Ekaterina Turkina, Evgeny Postnikov
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies | Wiley | Published : 2020
External policy networks resolve two collective action problems in EU external relations: engaging nonstate actors from the EU and its partner countries in transnational policymaking and converting this engagement to feedback for policymakers. We use formal network analysis to understand the relationship between network structure and collective action by transnational nonstate actors. Our empirical focus is on the Transatlantic Business Council and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue networks, which engage business and consumer advocacy organizations in transatlantic economic policymaking. We find that both are highly centralized around EU and US government institutions, with relatively low,..View full abstract
This research project was supported with a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence grant, awarded by the European Commission to the European Union Centre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.