1: Civil Society and Democracy in the EU: High Expectations under Empirical Scrutiny 2: Governing with the European Civil Society 3: Involving Civil Society in EU Governance: The Consultation Regime of the European Commission 4: Consultation in Daily Practice: An In-depth Analysis 5: New Instruments Serving Democracy: Do Online Consultations Benefit Civil Society? 6: The Balancing Act of European Civil Society - Between Professionalism and Grassroots 7: Information Strategies of Organized Civil Society: Does Anyone Listen? 8: Civil Society Participation: More Democracy or Pluralization of the European Lobby? Appendix
Beate Kohler-Koch, Professor Emeritus, University of Mannheim, is a project director at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). She is an internationally leading researcher in the field of EU-Studies and has an excellent reputation for combining theory and empirical research always seeking to probe and to push the boundaries of analytical insights. Christine Quittkat, post-doc, is a project director at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim. She is highly recognized as an expert in studies on European interest intermediation.