Paul W. Thurner, Martin Binder
Effectiveness of Ministries’ Claims in EU Intergovernmental Negotiations: A Multi-Level Approach


We propose to measure ‘negotiation effectiveness’ by comparing the initial preferences of 140 governmental subunits with regard to 46 negotiation issues with the final treaty stipulations. Due to the hierarchical order of the data we use multi-level analysis. A key result is that the macro-context of equivalent jurisdictions leads to a higher convergence of negotiation effectiveness than the macro-context of the national governments.