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Europe in the World Research Seminar - Business Elites and the European Single Market

Dates:
  • Thu 30 May 2019 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-05-30 16:00 2019-05-30 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar - Business Elites and the European Single Market

Scholarship on business and the Single Market Program has focused primarily on the role of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) in advocating for the completion of an internal market. While the ERT certainly contributed to the relaunching of market integration in the 1980s, other business groups were also very active in shaping the 1992 Program, most notably the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). This paper draws from archival sources of the European Commission and European Parliament to analyze the ways in which the ACEA and its predecessor association, the CCMC, influenced the Single Market Program during the 1980s and early 1990s. It finds that auto industry elites influenced the formation of community-wide standards by submitting policy proposals to the Commission, and they also successfully shaped competition and trade policies in a way that protected them from foreign competition. These findings reposition business elites at the center of the Single Market Program and reveal that business influence on the integration process extended beyond lobbying.

Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

Scholarship on business and the Single Market Program has focused primarily on the role of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) in advocating for the completion of an internal market. While the ERT certainly contributed to the relaunching of market integration in the 1980s, other business groups were also very active in shaping the 1992 Program, most notably the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). This paper draws from archival sources of the European Commission and European Parliament to analyze the ways in which the ACEA and its predecessor association, the CCMC, influenced the Single Market Program during the 1980s and early 1990s. It finds that auto industry elites influenced the formation of community-wide standards by submitting policy proposals to the Commission, and they also successfully shaped competition and trade policies in a way that protected them from foreign competition. These findings reposition business elites at the center of the Single Market Program and reveal that business influence on the integration process extended beyond lobbying.


Location:
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)
Corinna Unger (EUI - HEC)

Speaker:
Grace Ballor (EUI - HEC)

Contact:
Chiara Tarasco (European University Institute) - Send a mail

Links:
Europe in the World Research Area
 
 
 

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