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

George Tridimas, Takis Tridimas

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EU. THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN
EditorsJacques Ziller, Herwig Hofmann
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
Pages74-93
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Feb 2017

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Keywords

  • Accountability
  • Governance
  • European Integration
  • European Ombudsman
  • Information about EU Rights
  • EU Administration

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Tridimas, G., & Tridimas, T. (Accepted/In press). Public Awareness of EU Rights and the Functions of the European Ombudsman: Some Unpleasant Findings. In J. Ziller, & H. Hofmann (Eds.), ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EU. THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN (pp. 74-93). Cheltenham, UK. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785367311
Tridimas, George ; Tridimas, Takis. / Public Awareness of EU Rights and the Functions of the European Ombudsman: Some Unpleasant Findings. ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EU. THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN. editor / Jacques Ziller ; Herwig Hofmann. Cheltenham, UK, 2017. pp. 74-93
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Tridimas, G & Tridimas, T 2017, Public Awareness of EU Rights and the Functions of the European Ombudsman: Some Unpleasant Findings. in J Ziller & H Hofmann (eds), ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EU. THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN. Cheltenham, UK, pp. 74-93. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785367311

Public Awareness of EU Rights and the Functions of the European Ombudsman: Some Unpleasant Findings. / Tridimas, George; Tridimas, Takis.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EU. THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN. ed. / Jacques Ziller; Herwig Hofmann. Cheltenham, UK, 2017. p. 74-93.

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