Beate Kohler-Koch and Fabrice Larat (Eds.)

  Efficient and Democratic Governance in the European Union  
  vergrößerte Ansicht in neuem Fenster  
  CONNEX Report Series No 9  
  355 p., Mannheim, 2008  

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"Efficient and Democratic Governance in the European Union" was the topic investigated by the international research project CONNEX during the four years of its life time The papers contained in this volume were presented in the plenary sessions of the network's Final Conference, University of Mannheim, March 6-8, 2008.They covered the issues which were at the core of CONNEX: a) Instruments and institutions for efficient EU governance, b) Accountability and representation in a multi-level system and c) Civil society involvement, social capital and interest intermediation.



Beate Kohler-Koch & Fabrice Larat

Chapter 1
The richness of CONNEX research in a nutshell
Beate Kohler-Koch

The institutional architecture of multilevel governance

Chapter 2
Europe's Accumulated Executive Order
Morten Egeberg

Chapter 3
Perspectives on the European Commission
Hussein Kassim

Chapter 4
The EU's Impact on Domestic Policies: Perspectives for Future Research
Christoph Knill

Flexibility of governance through new instruments

Chapter 5
The ‘Community Method’ : Chronicle of a Death too early Foretold
Renaud Dehousse

Chapter 6
EU-policy Instruments: To What Extend are they EU-specific? Comparison and transfer of European environmental policy instruments
Charlotte Halpern

Chapter 7
A New Public-Private Divide? Co- and Self-Regulation in the EU
Thomas Conzelmann

Chapter 8
Discussion: The Community Method and New Modes of Governance
Mark Pollack

Multilevel accountability in the European Union

Chapter 9
Accountability in Europe's Accumulated Executive Order
Deirdre Curtin

Chapter 10
Pushing the EU to democratic Accountability
Carol Harlow

Chapter 11
Accountability in EU Multi-level Governance
Yannis Papadopoulos

Chapter 12
TContested Norms and Democratic Governance Beyond the State
Antje Wiener

Political representation in the European Union

Chapter 13
The Legitimacy of the EU After Enlargement
Jacques Thomassen

Chapter 14
Understanding European Parliament Elections
Michael Marsh

Civil Society, Social Capital and Interest Intermediation

Chapter 15
Social Capital as Catalyst of Civic Engagement and Quality of Governance
William Maloney

Chapter 16
In Search of the Good EU Citizen: WYSIWYG?
Jan W. Van Deth

Chapter 17
Does Participatory Governance Hold its Promises?
Beate Kohler-Koch

Chapter 18
Comments on Beate Kohler-Koch and Jan W. Van Deth
Dario Castiglione

Chapter 19
EU-Society Relations and Interest Intermediation: A Contribution to the Debate
Carlo Ruzzan

EU governance in perspective

Chapter 20
The Living Constitution of the EU
Sverker Gustavsson

Chapter 21
Distributed Governance: The Evolving Ecology of the European Union
Alberta M. Sbragia