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The Challenge of Democratic Representation in the European Union

  • Sandra Kröger
  • Dawid Friedrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandra Kröger, Dawid Friedrich
      Pages 3-20
  3. Who Represents Whom? Issues of Representativeness

  4. The Politics of Claims-Making

  5. Repercussions of the EU on Political Representation

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


What does political representation in the European Union look like? This volume argues that the transformation of representation in the EU is characterized by diversification processes, albeit with an uncertain ability to re-configure the link between representation and democracy.


democracy desegregation Europe European Commission European Integration European Union European Union (EU) Governance Multi-Level Governance parliament pluralism transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Kröger
    • 1
  • Dawid Friedrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for European GovernanceUniversity of ExeterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Leuphana University of LüneburgGermany

About the editors

PIETER DE WILDE Senior Researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany CRISTINA FASONE PhD candidate in Comparative Public Law at the University of Siena, Italy ELENA GRIGLIO Research Fellow in Public Comparative Law at the Luiss Guido Carli of Rome, Italy ERIK JENTGES Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Studies at the University of Zürich, Switzerland HÅKAN JOHANSSON Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Lund University, Sweden AKOS KOPPER Researcher at PERIPATO Research Group, ELTE University and Lecturer at the Graduate School of Social Sciences of ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary ASIMINA MICHAILIDOU Post-doctoral researcher at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway SIMONA PIATTONI Professor of European Integration Politics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria HEIKO PLEINES Head of the Section on Politics and Economy of the Center for Central and East European Studies, University of Bremen, Germany JOHANNES POLLAK Head of the Political Science Department of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria TAPIO RAUNIO Professor in Political Science at the University of Tampere, Finland MEIKE RODEKAMP Researcher at the Collaborative Research Center 'Transformations of the State', University of Bremen, Germany EMMANUEL SIGALAS Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute for European Integration Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria STIJN SMISMANS Professor in Law and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law and Governance at Cardiff University, UK HANS-JÖRG TRENZ Professor at ARENA, Oslo, Norway

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