chapter  14
Conclusion – actors, institutions and democratic governance: comparing across levels: Arthur Benz and Yannis Papadopoulos
ByARTHUR BENZ, YANNIS PAPADOPOULOS
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By covering analyses of democratic governance from different subdisciplines of political science, the intention of this volume was to extend the analytical perspectives that usually predominate in debates on this subject. A view that cuts across different levels of politics enables us to comprehend better the variations in the problems of, and prospects for, democratic legitimacy in different governance arrangements: ‘There is much to be gained by developing the debate across the empirical and theoretical boundaries between those studying transnational developments, for example, European integration and transnational governance, and colleagues working on network governance at subnational and local levels’ (Skelcher 2005: 106).