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 chapter examines, empirically, how income per capita, 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 (US)
Title of host publicationAccountability in the EU
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of the European Ombudsman
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Pages74-93
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781785367311
ISBN (Print)9781785367304
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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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 Accountability in the EU: The Role of the European Ombudsman (pp. 74-93). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785367311.00009