Democracy and the TTIP

Jakob Rauche & Arendse Marie Gulløv

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In the current negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment agreement, CSOs have accused the European Commission for negotiating behind closed doors. The Commission has however in recent years taken steps to include civil society organisations in its work and to increase transparency. This study uses the concept of procedural legitimacy as developed by Lord and Magnette (2004) as an analytical tool to discuss if the initiatives the EU Commission has undertaken have increased its legitimacy. By analysing the EU Commission’s initiatives in relation to transparency, to consultation and inclusion of stakeholders and to the balance of interests, the study finds that the EU Commission has increased its legitimacy by improving transparency and including civil society organisations in its work.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jun. 2015


  • TTIP
  • EU
  • Civil Society
  • Democracy
  • Legitimacy