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Output Legitimacy

Simona Piattoni

in The Theory of Multi-level Governance: Conceptual, Empirical, and Normative Challenges

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199562923
eISBN:
9780191721656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562923.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter discusses the normative arguments in favor of efficiency as a legitimating factor by showing that output legitimacy in itself is not sufficient and perhaps cannot even be directly ... More


Mean Voter Representation Versus Partisan Constituency Representation: Do Parties Respond to the Mean Voter Position or to Their Supporters?

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Do political parties respond to shifts in the preferences of their supporters or to the mean voter position? Cross‐national analyses – based on observations from Eurobarometer surveys and parties' ... More


Elite foundations of European integration: a causal analysis

Heinrich Best

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the causes of variation in the Europeanness of European economic and political elites. It shows that attachment to Europe (emotion), the wish to strengthen European integration ... More


Institutional Trust and Responsiveness in the EU

Mariano Torcal, Eduard Bonet, and Marina Costa Lobo

in The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602346
eISBN:
9780191739163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses Representation. It focuses on people’s evaluations of the EU Parliament and Commission and on the perceived responsiveness of European Union institutions. It is argued that as ... More


From Mandarins to Managers: The Senior Civil Service

Anchrit Wille

in The Normalization of the European Commission: Politics and Bureaucracy in the EU Executive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665693
eISBN:
9780191755989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665693.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Senior officials play a pivotal role in the Commission, linking the political to the administrative system. The logic of the political–bureaucratic system forces them to pay attention, on the one ... More


Patterns and Strategies of Global-Domestic Interactions

Celeste Montoya

in From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence against Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927197
eISBN:
9780199332946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927197.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, European Union

This chapter lays out a new theoretical framework for understanding how transnational activism and the specific strategies of international organizations might translate into various degrees of ... More


Domestic Development: Legislation, Programs, and Attitudes

Celeste Montoya

in From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence against Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927197
eISBN:
9780199332946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927197.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, European Union

This chapter provides a comparative analysis of member and candidate states. It is organized into three sections. The first examines policy change, looking at the type of policy instruments adopted ... More


Insulated, Technocratic Decision-making? Commission Position Formation and the Public Acceptability of Policy Options

Miriam Hartlapp, Julia Metz, and Christian Rauh

in Which Policy for Europe?: Power and Conflict inside the European Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199688036
eISBN:
9780191767425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688036.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter challenges perspectives that portray the European Commission as being insulated from public pressures. Rather it argues that internal Commission actors care about the wider public ... More


The European Union: Legitimating Values, Democratic Principles, and Institutional Architectures

Simona Piattoni

in The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716273
eISBN:
9780191784910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716273.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that we should stick to democracy as a legitimating value for the European Union as opposed to alternatives such as non-domination, tolerance, and justice. It argues that the ... More


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