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About Raphaël Kies

Raphaël Kies is a researcher in Political Science and member of the Research Chair in Legislative Studies at the University of Luxembourg. Among his publications are: Is Europe listening to us? Successes and Failures of EU Citizen Consultations (ed. with Patrizia Nanz, London, Ashgate Publishing 2013), French translation: Les nouvelles voix de l’Europe? Analyses des consultations citoyennes (with a foreword by EU-Commissioner Viviane Reding, Editions Larcier/De Boeck 2014); Promises and Limits of web-deliberation (New York, Palgrave 2010).

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A consultative Council of Citizens: for a new policy of participation in Europe

People are no longer content simply to take part in elections and to delegate all their power to political representatives. If Europe wants to create a direct link with the people, there is no other solution than to put the latter in a position to communicate with it.

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