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Public Awareness of EU Rights and the Functions of the European Ombudsman: Some Unpleasant Findings

Tridimas, George and Tridimas, Takis (2017) Public Awareness of EU Rights and the Functions of the European Ombudsman: Some Unpleasant Findings. In: ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EU. THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN. (Eds: Ziller, Jacques and Hofmann, Herwig), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 74-93. ISBN 978 1 78536 730 4 (cased) [Book section]

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DOI: DOI 10.4337/9781785367311


For the European Ombudsman to succeed in her role to hold the EU administration accountable, it is crucial that citizens are well informed about their EU rights and know who to turn to in order to support those rights. A special 2011 Eurobarometer survey found that national replies regarding citizen information about EU Rights, their satisfaction with EU administration, and their knowledge of the functions of the EO vary widely. The present study examines, empirically, how per capita income, intra EU trade, length of EU membership, tradition of democratic government, domestic governance in the form of voice and accountability, government effectiveness, the rule of law, and control of corruption, may explain the varying national replies.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Accountability, Governance, European Integration, European Ombudsman, Information about EU Rights, EU Administration
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:37472
Deposited By: Professor George Tridimas
Deposited On:25 Apr 2017 10:03
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:28

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