Regional Integration and the Expertise Dilemma: The Political Profile of The European Commissioners

Cinthia Regina Campos, Ernani Carvalho, Enivaldo Rocha


This paper seeks further evidence of the College member profile to assess whether the European Commissioners remain experts in their respective portfolios.  Professional and political data for all former European Commissioners (N=287) was used. The paper concludes that there’s no significant evidence to affirm that European Commissioners have become less technocratic and more political actors.


European Comissisoners; Experts; Portifolios; Political Actors.

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