|Title||Trade negotiations between the EU and South Africa: a three-level game|
|Authors||Frennhoff Larsen, M.|
This article develops and uses an adapted version of Putnam's two- (extended to three-) level game model to analyse the EU agenda-setting process in the negotiations between the EU and South Africa that led to the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement in 1999. The article argues that the model needs to place its domestic focus at the level of the Commission, rather than at the level of the Member States. It demonstrates that the negotiations within the Commission, as well as the location of the Commission negotiating team within DG Development, were central for understanding the EU agenda and the final outcome of the negotiations.
|Journal||Journal of Common Market Studies|
|Journal citation||45 (4), pp. 857-881|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1111/j.1468-5965.2007.00751.x|