Friedrich, Dawid

The Challenge of Democratic Representation in the European Union

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Table of contents

1. Political Representation in the EU: A Second Transformation?
Sandra Kröger, Dawid Friedrich

Part I. Who Represents Whom? Issues of Representativeness

2. Political Parties at the European Level: Do They Satisfy the Condition of Programmatic Convergence?
Emmanuel Sigalas, Johannes Pollak

3. Interparliamentary Cooperation and Democratic Representation in the European Union
Cristina Fasone

4. The Committee of the Regions and the Upgrading of Subnational Territorial Representation
Simona Piattoni

5. Whom Do They Represent? Mixed Modes of Representation in EU-Based CSOs
Håkan Johansson

6. Representing Their Members? Civil Society Organizations and the EU’s External Dimension
Meike Rodekamp

Part II. The Politics of Claims-Making

7. The Plural Representative Space: How Mass Media and National Parliaments Stimulate Pluralism through Competition
Pieter Wilde

8. A Media Perspective on Political Representation: Online Claims-Making and Audience Formation in 2009 EP Election Campaigns
Asimina Michailidou, Hans-Jörg Trenz

9. Unelected Representatives in the Europolitical Field: CSOs between Berlin and Brussels
Erik Jentges

Part III. Repercussions of the EU on Political Representation

10. From the Margins of European Integration to the Guardians of the Treaties? The Role of National Parliaments in the EU
Tapio Raunio

11. The Europeanization of Regional Assemblies: A Comparison between Different Ways of Approaching the Representative Challenge in EU Affairs
Elena Griglio

12. Interest Representation in the EU — Is There Any? A Top-Down Perspective
Stijn Smismans

13. Democracy Promoter or Interest Defender? How the European Commission Influences Non-Electoral Representation by Civil Society Organizations
Sandra Kröger

14. Representing Workers or Presenting EU Prescriptions? Trade Unions from Post-Socialist Member States in EU Multi-Level Governance
Heiko Pleines

15. Transformation As Differentiation: The Diversity of Representation in the European Union
Dawid Friedrich, Sandra Kröger

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, European Union Politics, European Politics, Democracy, Political Science, International Relations

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