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European Governance and Civic Participation: Beyond Elitist Citizenship?
Since the end of the 1990s, ‘new modes of governance’ have been presented by academics and political actors as an answer to the EU's ‘democratic deficit’. Analysing the intellectual roots of thisExpand
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The European Convention: Bargaining in the Shadow of Rhetoric
The European Convention on the Future of Europe was initially presented as a turning point in the history of European integration. This article argues that, although its composition was broader, itsExpand
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Citizenship: The History of an Idea
Introduction Chapter one: The Invention of Citizenship Chapter two: The Eclipse and Renaissance of the Concept of Citizenship Chapter three: Modern Citizenship: Between Rights and State Chapter four:Expand
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E Pluribus Unum? Creative Disagreement About Legitimacy in the EU
This article considers how a plurality of views on how the EU ought to be legitimated may even contribute to its overall legitimacy and not, as is often assumed, to its contestedness as a polity. ItExpand
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Coping with constitutional incompatibilities bargains and rhetoric in the convention on the future of Europe
While acknowledging that the European Convention was merely dominated by strategic behaviors, like former treaty changes, this paper examines the role played by arguments in the process. It firstExpand
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Between parliamentary control and the rule of law: the political role of the Ombudsman in the European Union¹
The European Ombudsman is a new kind of "agent', whose status and role remain unclear. On the one hand, it is formally a parliamentary body, designed to strengthen the control of EU institutions andExpand
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Appointing and Censuring the European Commission: The Adaptation of Parliamentary Institutions to the Community Context
It concludes that, while this new model of accountability might prove efficient in terms of inter-institutional controls, it remains symbolically inefficient, because it does not help citizensExpand
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How Can One Be European? Reflections on the Pillars of European Civic Identity
The citizenship of the EU is not only a set of rights, but also of civic behaviours and representations. In this article, I analyse these moral and sociological foundations of EU citizenship,Expand
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