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Document type:
Buchbeitrag 
Author(s):
Heldt, Eugénia C. 
Title:
Multiple Principals’ preferences, Types of Control Mechanisms, and Agent’s Discretion in Trade Negotiations 
Abstract:
The European Parliament is now granted joint powers with the Council of the EU on trade policy issues. In this chapter, I explore how changing the delegation structure that now relies on multiple principals shapes the Commission’s discretion in the negotiation of trade agreements. I argue that an agent’s amount of discretion can be high or low depending on the preference heterogeneity between multiple principals and the type of control mechanisms available to principals during the negotiation pr...    »
 
Editor:
Tom Delreux; Johan Adriaensen 
Book title:
The Principal Agent Model and the European Union 
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan 
Publisher address:
Basingstoke 
Year:
2017