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From institutional Reform to Mass Politics or How to Engage Citizens in the Union of Lisbon

In a context of institutional fatigue, the politicisation of European issues remains the principal way to attract the interest of citizens. The authors, however, state that politicisation should be done in a way that is faithful to the nature of European integration and identify where and how to promote the expression of a clearer “political opposition” in the EU.

|   03/11/2010             |   Goran von Sydow   |   Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul             |   Law and institutions
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This article is part of TGAE report published in March 2010.

In a context of institutional fatigue, the politicisation of European issues remains the principal way to attract the interest of citizens. The authors, however, state that politicisation should be done in a way that is faithful to the nature of European integration and identify where and how to promote the expression of a clearer “political opposition” in the EU.