Bignami offers a conceptual framework for analyzing the development of participation rights before the European Commission from the early 1970s to the present day. Process rights before the Commission can be divided into three categories, each of which is associated with a distinct phase in European Community history and a particular set of institutional actors.
Three Generations of Participation Rights Before the European Commission,
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