Assessing the democratic quality of new modes of EU governance
The Industrial Emissions Directive as a test case

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  • ELG
Category: article
Year: 2016
In journal: European Political Science

Abstract

This paper focuses on the democratic quality of ‘new’ modes of EU governance. Since these innovative governance arrangements are more likely to demonstrate democratic features of a deliberative nature, the criteria for an ideal type of deliberative democracy are developed based on the well-known work of theorists Jürgen Habermas and Iris Marian Young. The empirical test case of the Industrial Emissions Directive and, more specifically, the selection and deliberation processes of its Technical Working Groups are assessed using these criteria. The research reveals how a particular new mode of EU governance works in practice and how it performs from the perspective of deliberative democracy.

Article

Kimmel, J. (2016) 'Assessing the democratic quality of 'new' modes of EU governance: the Industrial Emissions Directive as a test case. European Political Science. doi:10.1057/s41304-016-0087-2

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