Power to the Connected? Exploring EU Member States’ Bargaining Success in Shaping Digital Policies
Clément Perarnaud is a doctoral researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona, and a visiting fellow at the Institute for European Studies - Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In his most recent research, Clément aims to provide a refined understanding of member states’ bargaining success in shaping EU digital policies. In particular, he sheds light on the role of coalitions and individual negotiators’ capacities and resources in explaining member states’ ability to successfully influence the outcome of digital policies in the Council of the EU. Clément presented his research in an EDGE Seminar on 17 June 2020. We sat down (virtually) afterwards to reflect on his personal journey, doctoral project, and contribution to evaluating democratic governance in Europe.