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ESRC-funded project surveys 4,500 European Commission staff

An international team of scholars being co-organised by Prof. John Peterson in Edinburgh Politics and International Relations have launched their survey of around 4,500 staff at the European Commission.

It is expected to be the most comprehensive survey of the Commission in its history.

The online survey, entitled ‘The European Commission of the 21st Century: Views from the Inside’, will be followed in 2009 with a programme of interviews.  It forms part of a larger ESRC-funded project ‘The European Commission in Question: Challenge, Change and Performance’, for which the principal investigator is Prof. Hussein Kassim of the University of East Anglia.  Dr Andy Thompson of Edinburgh Politics and IR will play a prominent role in the project.

The dataset to be created will provide primary source material for an original and detailed analysis of the Commission as a twenty-first century administration.

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