Nentwich, Michael. (1995) Citizens' Involvement in European Union Politics - Towards a More Participatory Democracy? In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)
This paper presents a comprehensive stock-taking of opportunity structures for citizens participation in EU politics. In doing so, it analyses the various channels for involvement or participation such as petitioning the European Parliament, writing letters to the Commission, participating in European elections, etc. The paper will argue that a closer look at the EC institutions' work during the few years since the adoption of the Maastricht Treaty reveils that significant trends towards an increased focus on citizens' involvement are already taking place. However, as will be shown here, only indirect and non-binding, largely informal opportunity structures for citizens participation have been implemented so far.
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