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How open is ‘open as possible’? Three different approaches to transparency and openness in regulating access to EU documents. IHS Political Science Series: 2001, No. 80

Moser, Cornelia (2001) How open is ‘open as possible’? Three different approaches to transparency and openness in regulating access to EU documents. IHS Political Science Series: 2001, No. 80. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    Since the Treaty of Maastricht transparency and openness have been prominent catchwords to counter the European Union’s (EU) so called ‘democratic deficit’. The working paper discusses the rank and position of these principles in democratic theory and looks at their realisation at the EU level. Since the EU-bodies equal transparency and openness mainly with access to information the paper concentrates on the question, which institution is willing to provide best for access to documents. In the course of shaping a new regulation on access to documents in May 2001, the contrasting views of Commission, European Parliament and Council showed up in their respective draft proposals. The different proposals are analysed and assessed with regard to transparency and openness.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > democracy/democratic deficit
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > transparency/access to documents
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2003
    Page Range: p. 36
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:15
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/237

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