Civil Society Participation in European and Global Governance

A Cure for the Democratic Deficit?

  • Jens Steffek
  • Claudia Kissling
  • Patrizia Nanz

Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

About this book


It is often argued that the enhanced consultation of civil society contributes to the democratization of European and global governance. This collection investigates whether this theoretical argument is supported by empirical evidence. Ten original essays analyze current patterns of civil society consultation in 32 intergovernmental organizations.


democratization European Governance European policy European Regional Policy European Union (EU) evolution global governance governance government information society Nation organization participation Policy regional policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Steffek
    • 1
  • Claudia Kissling
    • 2
  • Patrizia Nanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for European Law and PoliticsUniversity of BremenGermany
  2. 2.Transformations of the State Research CentreUniversity of BremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-28220-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59250-6
  • About this book