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Assessing participation and democracy in the EU: the case of the European Citizens' Initiative (2012)
Journal Article
Monaghan, E. (2012). Assessing participation and democracy in the EU: the case of the European Citizens' Initiative. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 13(3), 285-298. doi:10.1080/15705854.2012.702573

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is the latest in a line of institutional innovations that have sought to enhance the participatory nature of EU politics. The extent to which this results in a more democratic EU, however, is questionable becau... Read More

Public debate on the future of the European Union : a viable legitimising strategy? (2011)
Journal Article
Hoffmann, L., & Monaghan, E. (2011). Public debate on the future of the European Union : a viable legitimising strategy?. Politics, 31(3), (140-147). doi:10.1111/j.1467-9256.2011.01413.x. ISSN 0263-3957

In this article we analyse the phenomenon of public debate on the future of Europe which has been become a preferred tool of EU policymakers over the last decade. We assess the potential legitimacy benefits of such a public debate process and examine... Read More