Citizens’ Initiatives in Europe

Procedures and Consequences of Agenda-Setting by Citizens

  • Maija Setälä
  • Theo Schiller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Theo Schiller, Maija Setälä
      Pages 1-14
  3. Practices of Full-Scale Initiatives

  4. Systems Mixing Different Types of Initiatives

  5. Practices of Agenda Initiatives

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 260-262

About this book


An exploration and analysis of the regulation and practices of citizens' initiatives in eleven European democracies and the EU. The contributors to this volume shed light on how citizens' initiatives influence patterns of political agenda-setting in representative democracies and how they can contribute to participatory democracy.


democracy European Union (EU) Government Institution participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Maija Setälä
    • 1
  • Theo Schiller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TurkuFinland
  2. 2.Department of Political SciencePhilipps UniversityMarburgGermany

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