Participatory Governance in the EU: Enhancing or Endangering Democracy and Efficiency?

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

byKarl-Oskar Lindgren, Thomas Persson

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An empirical assessment of whether participatory governance reforms within the EU enhance or endanger democracy. Many consider allowing civil society to take an active role in EU policy-making to offer the most effective means of enhancing democracy in the EU, whereas others argue that such attempts deepen the EU's democratic deficit.

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An empirical assessment of whether participatory governance reforms within the EU enhance or endanger democracy. Many consider allowing civil society to take an active role in EU policy-making to offer the most effective means of enhancing democracy in the EU, whereas others argue that such attempts deepen the EU's democratic deficit.

KARL-OSKAR LINDGREN is Researcher at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden. His research interests include the involvement of civil society and interest groups in European Union politics and comparative political economy. His research has appeared in journals such as European Union Politics, Comparative Political St...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.87 × 5.64 × 0.69 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241786

ISBN - 13:9780230241787

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Table of Contents

Participatory Governance: Promises and Pitfalls
Assessing Participatory Governance: A Survey Approach
The Structure of Political Contestation
Opportunities for Participation and Access to Information: Adequate and Equal?
Chances to Influence Policy: Equal and Effective?
Input and Output Legitimacy: Synergy or Trade-off?
Participatory Governance: The Way Forward?
Data Appendix