Inventing the people: Civil Society and Legitimate European Governance

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This book explores the concept of ‘civil society’, which over recent years has been revived and introduced into the institutional debate within the EU. Significantly, EU institutions themselves have made reference to civil society and, on an academic plane, it has been argued that the debate on the legitimacy of European governance should value the role of civil society organisations.
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Title of host publicationCivil Society and Legitimate European Governance
EditorsS. Smismans
Place of PublicationAldershot
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Print)978 1 84376 946 0
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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