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spotlight europe #2010/07, August 2010: A revolution in disguise: the European Citizens' Initiative

Hierlemann, Dominik and Wohlfarth, Anna. (2010) spotlight europe #2010/07, August 2010: A revolution in disguise: the European Citizens' Initiative. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    The European Citizens’ Initiative is a feature of the Treaty of Lisbon that many people have as yet to discover. However, even though it has often been criticized as being a kind of bogus participation that is no more than a placebo, it may well change the European Union, for it contains the seeds of a European public sphere and European parties. In this respect the initiative has already been a success.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > democracy/democratic deficit
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Lisbon Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series do not use: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Bertelsmann Stiftung/Foundation (Gutersloh, Germany) > EU-Spotlight
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 09:40
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14871

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