Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
From the Democratic Deficit to a Democratic SurplusConstructing Administrative Democracy in Europe$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Athanasios Psygkas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190632762

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190632762.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 15 September 2019

France

France

Chapter:
(p.77) 3 France
Source:
From the Democratic Deficit to a Democratic Surplus
Author(s):

Athanasios Psygkas

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190632762.003.0003

This chapter presents the first country case. The French example is illuminating because the EU procedural mandates were transposed into a policymaking environment traditionally described as “statist” and suspicious toward interest groups. This pattern has its origins in the French Revolution and the “republican” perception of the state which would squarely oppose the deliberative-participatory model of chapter 1. Chapter 3 examines how the EU push for new mechanisms of public accountability has translated into institutional practice in the electronic communications sector. It situates these developments in the historical context of the evolution of the French administrative model and state-society relations. It also discusses whether these new processes may gradually give rise to a different perception of the administrative state, one that will be more open to participatory influences in all sectors of administrative policymaking.

Keywords:   administrative democracy, ARCEP, Conseil d’État, consultative committees, CRPA, France, general interest, Jacobinism, lobbying, net neutrality

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .