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The European Parliament: leadership and 'followership'

Judge, David (2008) The European Parliament: leadership and 'followership'. In: Leaderless Europe. Oxford University Press, pp. 245-268. ISBN 978-0-19-953502-6

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The weakened European Commission and the increasingly assertive European Council and Council of Ministers have contended for control of agenda-setting but it is in the sphere of foreign and security policy that the EU's logic of leaderlessness has been most conspicuous.