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"The European Union and Multi-Level Governance in Practice: Patterns of Subnational Involvement: Expansion, Divergence, Complexity"

Hooghe, Liesbet. (1995) "The European Union and Multi-Level Governance in Practice: Patterns of Subnational Involvement: Expansion, Divergence, Complexity". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The turbulent ratification of the Treaty of the European Union has given a new sharpness to old debates about democratic representativeness in the European arena. The crisis of representation after Maastricht was however limited in terms of who and what was criticised: Maastricht was a crisis of intergovernmentalism. There as several alternative ways for establishing links between the citizen and Europe. This paper focuses on the role of subnational intermediaries in day-to-day policy making. The first part of the paper places subnational mobilisation in a broader understanding of the Euro-polity. Three competing conceptualisations: state-centric model, supranational model, and multi-level governance make distint predictions about the features, opportunities and constraints for subnational mobilisation. Next, the contemporary variety of subnational mobilisation is compared with each model. The final section points at some implications for representative democracy in the Euro-polity.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level > subnational/regional/territorial
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > democracy/democratic deficit
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Maastricht Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2008
    Page Range: p. 35
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7298

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