Compromises in Democracy

co-edited with Sandrine Baume, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2020.

Majority Decisions: Principles and Practices.

co-edited with Jon Elster. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2014.

Edited journal issues

Nouvelles approches de la décision collective: compromis, consensus, vote.

co-edited with Philippe Urfalino. Négociations. 2017/1, n°27.


'Enduring consensus: why the EU legislative process stays the same'.

(with O. Rozenberg and S. Bendjaballah) Journal of European Integration, 2021, vol. 43, no 4, p. 475-493 (first online: August 7th, 2020).

'Analysing the trade-off between transparency and efficiency in the Council of the European Union'.

(with Maarten Hillebrandt), Journal of European Public Policy, online version published on February 11, 2019.

'Consensus Under Pressure: The Evolution of Conflict in the EU Legislative Process'.

(with R. Dehousse and S. Bendjaballah), Politique européenne, vol. 58, p.44-70.

'Majority Rule'.

Philosophy Compass, volume 9, issue 10, October 2014, 681-688.

'Le Grand Retour des États'..

in "La Gouvernance européenne revisitée", ed. by Yves Mény and Sabine Saurugger, Pouvoirs, 149, Paris, Le Seuil, April 2014.

'Transparency as Organized Hypocrisy? The Case of the EU Legislative Process',

Studies in Public Policy, 507, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2014.

'The Silence of Ministers. Consensus and Blame-Avoidance in the Council of the European Union'.

Journal of Common Market Studies, 51:6, November 2013, 1091-1107.


'L’Unione europea e la partecipazione pubblica: opacità o trasparenza del processo politico?'..

L'Europa a Cent'anni dalla Prima Guerra Mondiale. Storia, Politica, Diritto, edited by Rolf Petri and Maria Laura Picchio Forlati, Torino: Giappichelli, 2020.

'Compromise and Publicity in Democracy: An Ambiguous Relationship'.

(with Sandrine Baume) in Compromises in Democracy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, 2020.

'La Prise de Décision dans l'Union'..

in Études Européennes, edited by Olivier Costa et Frédéric Mérand, Bruxelles: Bruylant - Larcier, 2017, p.55-93.

'How Publicity Creates Opacity: What Happens When EU Ministers Vote Publicly'.

in Public and Secret Voting, edited by Jon Elster, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

'Les États membres et l'Union européenne'..

in L'Union européenne, edited by Renaud Dehousse. Paris: La Documentation française. 2015.

'Two effects of a high threshold of qualified majority'.

in Majority Decisions, co-edited with Jon Elster. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2014.

'Introduction' .

to Majority Decisions, op. cit.


Online articles

'The opacity of consensus. Decision making at the Council of the European Union'.

Books and Ideas, 24 November 2011. Translation from French of 'L'opacité du consensus. La prise de décision au Conseil de l'Union européenne', La Vie des Idées, Paris, 25 June 2009.

Working papers

Research and policy papers

"Le Conseil des ministres, un rouage essentiel et mal connu".

La Revue Socialiste, Paris, 1er trimestre 2013.

Newspaper articles


'Small States, Big Credit?'.

Interview of David Stasavage for his book States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities, Princeton University Press, 2011.
Books and Ideas, 29 March 2012.
In collaboration with Will Slauter.

'Europe: un autre traité pour rien?'..

Interview of Renaud Dehousse for La Vie des Idées, 10 April 2012.

'Comment s’arrêtent les décisions collectives?'..

Interview of Philippe Urfalino for La Vie des Idées, 29 January 2010

Book reviews

Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: From Diversity to Unity? by Carolyn Ban.

Reviews and Critical Commentary, Council for European Studies, November 2013.

'Europe at the highest level'.

Review of Le Passage à l'Europe. Histoire d'un commencement by Luuk van Middelaar, Paris, Gallimard, 2012. Published on Books and Ideas. September 2012.

'Laws of fear' by C.S. Sunstein.

Raisons politiques, 22, 2006/2, 225-230 (with A. Le Goff)

'De la guerre et du terrorisme' by Michael Walzer.

Raisons politiques, 19, 2005/3, 237-242 (with A. Le Goff)

Blog entries

The trade-off between transparency and efficiency in EU decision making is not as straightforward as some claim.

(with Maarten Hillebrandt), EUROPP, European Politics and Policy, London School of Economics, 4 March 2019.