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conditions of local democracy and citizen participation in Europe

Bergqvist, Sven-Runo.

conditions of local democracy and citizen participation in Europe

final report

by Bergqvist, Sven-Runo.

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Published by Council of Europe in Strasbourg .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe.
    • Subjects:
    • Local government -- Europe.,
    • Political participation -- Europe.,
    • Referendum -- Europe.

    • Edition Notes

      At head of title: Committee on Co-operation in Municipal and Regional Matters.

      Statementprepared by Mr. Bergqvist, with the assistance of the Secretariat.
      SeriesStudy series, local and regional authorities in Europe ;, no. 15, Study series--local and regional authorities in Europe ;, study no. 15.
      ContributionsCouncil of Europe. Secretariat., Council of Europe. Committee on Co-operation in Municipal and Regional Matters.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJS3000.2 .B47 1978
      The Physical Object
      Pagination54 p. ;
      Number of Pages54
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3872486M
      LC Control Number81195951

      Democracy was not a primary concern for the founders of the European Union (EU). When originally established in the s, the European Community was conceived as a largely elite-driven project, where the influence of the ‘peoples of Europe’was limited to the indirect election of national governments, and the European Assembly – as theFile Size: KB.


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It is made up of over members comprising local authorities and civil society organisations in the enlarged : Paperback. H.S. Baum, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, ‘Citizen participation’ refers to citizen involvement in public decision making.

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The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It comprises 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is an institution of the Council of Europe, responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states.

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