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Seconded National Experts as Part of Early Mover Strategies in the European Union: The Case of Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
2016 (English)In: Journal of European Integration, ISSN 0703-6337, E-ISSN 1477-2280, Vol. 38, no 2, 133-147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores in what ways and to what extent the Swedish state uses Swedish Seconded National Experts (SNE) as part of its early mover strategies. Early mover strategies are defined as policies and organizational arrangements aimed at ensuring that national preferences have an impact on the Commission’s agenda setting and proposals. The article draws on three organization perspectives – an instrumental, a cultural and a myth perspective – to increase the understanding of how states use SNEs as early mover tools. The article shows that Sweden’s early mover strategies linked to SNEs are poorly developed regarding both policies and organizational arrangements. It also shows that all three explanatory perspectives contribute to the understanding of this state of affairs.

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2016. Vol. 38, no 2, 133-147 p.
Keyword [en]
Seconded National Experts, Sweden, early mover strategies, organization theory
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Public Administration Studies
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123322DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2015.1102236ISI: 000368691300002OAI: diva2:873458
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved

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