Participation in Governance from a Comparative Perspective: Citizen Involvement in Telecommunications and Electricity in the UK, France and Sweden

47 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2008 Last revised: 23 Dec 2013

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: July 18, 2008

Abstract

This paper draws on empirical research to compare modes of citizen participation in administrative actions between the United States and three European countries: England, France and Sweden. It addresses the methods not adopted by Europeans - ex parte and open meetings rules; those adopted that have U.S. parallels, including consultation procedures similar to notice and comments, working groups and consumer panels, and shows the differences between the way these methods were implemented in Europe and the U.S.; and areas where the Europeans went beyond what is used in the U.S., using municipal advisers in Sweden and interactive internet tools in France. The examples are drawn from the newly liberalized telecommunications and electricity sectors in the three countries.

Keywords: participation, Europe

Suggested Citation

Reiss, Dorit Rubinstein, Participation in Governance from a Comparative Perspective: Citizen Involvement in Telecommunications and Electricity in the UK, France and Sweden (July 18, 2008). Journal of Dispute Resolution, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162993

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss (Contact Author)

University of California Hastings College of the Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
415-5654844 (Phone)
415-5654865 (Fax)

Paper statistics

Downloads
77
Rank
256,179
Abstract Views
901