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The changing role of citizens in EU democratic governance, edited by Davor Jančić

This collection discusses the challenges of reforming EU democracy through increased citizen participation beyond elections. It asks fundamental questions such as whether the institutionalisation of citizens in EU public law is a prerequisite for addressing these challenges and the extent to which such institutionalisation is taking place in the EU. To these ends, the contributors analyse the latest institutional initiatives, proposals and practices such as: *citizen assemblies; *citizen consultations and dialogues on European integration and draft legislation; *the Conference on the Future of Europe; *the reform of the European Citizens' Initiative; *the evolving role of the European Ombudsman; *citizen petitions to the European Parliament; *the roles of the civil society and the European Economic and Social Committee. Offering reflections on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this book is a much needed reminder of the importance of the role of citizens in EU governance.
Table Of Contents
Part I The Evolving Institutional Position of the Citizen in EU Public Law 1. The Institutionalisation of Citizens in the EU: Citizenship and Democracy Dr Davor Jancic (Queen Mary University of London, UK) 2. European Politeia: Democracy and Citizenship without a State Prof. Dr Susanna Maria Cafaro (University of Salento, Italy) 3. Understanding the Unstable Frames of Citizen Participation in the EU: Field Effect, Public Sphere and Governance Functions Dr Luis Bouza GarcIa (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain) Part II Citizenship beyond Elections 4. The Rise of the Triad: EU Citizens, the European Parliament and the Right to Petition Prof. Dr Henri de Waele (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) 5. Fostering Citizens' Control over and Participation in the European Union's Democratic Life: The Ever-Increasing Importance of the Ombudsman Dr Marco Inglese (University of Parma, Italy) 6. What Role for Citizens in Ongoing Legislative Processes? The Legal Implications for Transparency and Access to Documents Dr Natassa Athanasiadou (Maastricht University / European Commission, Netherlands) Part III Democracy beyond Representation Participation and EU Integration 7. From Paris and Brussels with Love: A Critique of Macron's Democratic Conventions and the Commission's Citizen Dialogues Dr Davor Jancic (Queen Mary University of London, UK) 8. The Conference on the Future of Europe - Bringing the EU Closer to Its Citizens? Ms Maaike Geuens (University of Antwerp, Belgium) 9. EU Deliberative Democracy: Time for a Permanent EU Citizens' Assembly Dr James Organ (University of Liverpool, UK) Participation and EU Legislation 10. Does the EU Listen to Citizens? The Role and Functioning of Public Consultations in the EU Legislative Process Dr Paolo Zicchittu (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy) 11. Revising the European Citizens' Initiative and Contributing to a European Public Sphere Prof. Dr Justin Greenwood (Robert Gordon University / College of Europe, UK), Dr Mario Mendez (Queen Mary University of London, UK) and Mr Iain Macleod (Robert Gordon University, UK) 12. The European Citizens' Initiative: Caught between Executive Dominance and Judicial Restraint? Ms Jasmin Hiry (University of Luxembourg) 13. The Role of the European Economic and Social Committee in Improving Citizens' Participation in the EU Dr Nikos Vogiatzis (University of Essex, UK) and Dr James Organ (University of Liverpool, UK) Part IV Challenges and Future Prospects 14. Beyond the Post-It: Advancing Citizen Engagement to Support Policy Making through Material Deliberation and Participatory Futuring Dr Ângela Guimarães Pereira (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Belgium) and Dr Paulo Rosa (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Belgium) 15. Looking for the Silver Lining: The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Window of Opportunity for Citizen Participation in the EU Dr Petar Markovic (European Citizen Action Service, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) 16. Conclusions and Charting the Way Forward Dr Davor Jancic (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
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