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De impact van multi-level governance op de democratische input in het EU-handelsbeleid onder het Verdrag van Lissabon

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  • Fabienne Bossuyt orcid logo

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This article exam ines the impact of multi-level governance (MLG) on the democratie input into European Union (EU) trade policy under the Lisbon Treaty. Focusing on two recently concluded EU trade agreements, i.e. the multi-party agreement with Colombia and Peru and the association agreement with Central America, the article traces several dangers and risks that MLG entails for democratie accountability and participation, which are closely tied to the strong output-oriented nature of MLG and its emphasis on technical efficiency. These dangers of MLG - the article argues - are not accidental, but are firmly rooted within an underlying hegemo nie social-economic trend, characterised by an intentional (neo-liberal dominated) attempt to de-politise, and even de-democratise, European political policy-making.

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Bossuyt, F., (2012) “De impact van multi-level governance op de democratische input in het EU-handelsbeleid onder het Verdrag van Lissabon”, Res Publica 54(1), p.63-84.

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30 Mar 2012
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