Methodological aspects of measuring the effectiveness of the EU participatory mechanisms: the case of the European citizens’ initiative

@inproceedings{BoroskaHryniewiecka2017MethodologicalAO,
  title={Methodological aspects of measuring the effectiveness of the EU participatory mechanisms: the case of the European citizens’ initiative},
  author={Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka},
  year={2017}
}
This paper proposes a research design which allows for a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of the European citizens’ initiative (ECI) – the first EU transnational participatory tool. It provides an analytical framework based on a broader conceptualisation of the notion of “effectiveness” which goes beyond the sole legislative function of the ECI. Consequently, the paper suggests to evaluate the ECI in five different dimensions: as a dialogue and communication enhancing tool, an… 

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