De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy
EU-Governance and Civil Society
Beate Kohler-Koch and Christine Quittkat
Table of Contents
1:Civil Society and Democracy in the EU: High Expectations under Empirical Scrutiny
2:Governing with the European Civil Society
3:Involving Civil Society in EU Governance: The Consultation Regime of the European Commission
4:Consultation in Daily Practice: An In-depth Analysis
5:New Instruments Serving Democracy: Do Online Consultations Benefit Civil Society?
6:The Balancing Act of European Civil Society - Between Professionalism and Grassroots
7:Information Strategies of Organized Civil Society: Does Anyone Listen?
8:Civil Society Participation: More Democracy or Pluralization of the European Lobby?