Sep 05 2012 Posted: 10:56 IST
Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Public Law, has a chapter in a book that's hot off the presses: Ashiagbor, Countoris and Lianos, The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon (Cambridge University Press, 2012, available here).
In his contribution dedicated to the institutional development of the EU post-Lisbon, Dr. Pech argues that the institutional changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon, while mostly modest, have consolidated the interdependent and consensual nature of EU governance and more problematically, planted the seeds for a more conflict-prone system by multiplying the number of senior office-holders and enhancing the politicization of the decision-making process.

Michael Coyne