Is Europe listening to us?

Is Europe listening to us? Successes and failures of EU citizen consultations / edited by Raphaël Kies and Patrizia Nanz. Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2013, ISBN 9781409454359 [36096] to książka, na którą uwagę zwrócił Ian Thomson podczas swojego wykładu w zeszłym tygodniu. Spis treści i informacje z okładki poniżej.

Contents: Introduction / Raphael Kies, Patrizia Nanz -- Pt. I. Contextual and Theoretical Framework -- 1. Europe's new communication policy and the introduction of transnational deliberative citizens' involvement projects / Mundo Yang -- 2. European governance and the deliberative challenge / Dawid Friedrich -- Pt. II. Case Studies -- 3. European citizens consultation: a large consultation on a vague topic / Raphael Kies, Monique Leyenaar, Kees Niemoller -- 4. Towards a European public sphere - the Europolis project / Pierangelo Isernia, James Fishkin, Jurg Steiner, Danilo Di Mauro -- 5. Talking with the wind? Discussion on the quality of deliberation in the ideal EU project / Julien Talpin, Laurence Monnoyer-Smith -- 6.Combining inclusion with impact on the decision? The Commission's online consultation on the European Citizens' Initiative / Romain Badouard -- 7. The deliberative quality of the Agora / Lea Roger -- Pt. III. Comparative Analyses -- 8. Designing democratic innovations at the European level: lessons from the experiments / Graham Smith -- 9. A comparison of deliberative designs and policy impact in the EU and across the globe / John Gastil. 

"How can the European Union engage and connect with the people it aims to represent? What initiatives and schemes have been used to engage EU citizens? To what extent can such procedures be considered a move forward towards a more participative and democratic Europe? This collection of internationally recognised specialists in European integration and innovative democratic practices seek to answer these key questions, explore European citizens' thoughts and opinions about the EU and evaluate the governing elite's attempts to engage with the public. It offers critical analysis of EU justifications and strategies for implementing Deliberative Citizens Involvement Projects and focuses on some of the major participative experiences trialled and implemented by EU institutions. By comparing these different attempts to increase and bolster the participation of EU citizens and evaluating their impact the book offers valuable and original material on the civic involvement of EU citizens and the legitimacy of the EU decision making process."--BOOK JACKET.