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Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EU

Agenda-Setting and Institutionalisation


Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

About this book


This book is about both the symbolic and the real struggles for the control of the EU's agenda on participatory democracy in the last fifteen years. The book analyzes how civil society organizations contributed to an agenda which has implications for the regulation of interest groups to the institutions and for the democratic legitimacy of the EU.


Participatory democracy organised civil society frame analysis network analysis coalitions institutionalisation European Union democracy European Union (EU) Institution organization participation society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of EuropeBelgium

About the authors

Luis Bouza García has a PhD from the Robert Gordon University, UK. He coordinates European General Studies courses at the College of Europe, Belgium where he has worked previously as an Academic Assistant. He has also held research and teaching positions at the University of East Anglia, UK as well as the Universidad Carlos III, Spain and Spain's National Institute for Public Administration.

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