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Their Members' Voice

Civil Society Organisations in the European Union

Authors: Rodekamp, Meike

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The role of civil society organisations in Brussels is debated. Some view them as representatives of their members and thus as legitimising agents for policy-making in the European Union. Others see them as being elitist and out of touch with their membership bases, therefore ill-suited to promote democracy at the EU level. Taking civil society organisations in the EU’s external relations as an example, Meike Rodekamp submits these controversial views to a reality check. Interviews with representatives of civil society organisations in Brussels and their member organisations in the EU show that the Brussels offices have not lost contact with their members. However, member organisations differ substantially in their participation in internal decision-making processes, which raises doubts about the legitimacy gains through civil society participation in EU policy-making.

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Dr. Meike Rodekamp works as a policy analyst for the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) in Cologne, Germany.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 58,84 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Their Members' Voice
Book Subtitle
Civil Society Organisations in the European Union
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-02213-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-02213-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-02212-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 290
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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