Among the most interesting features of the New Transatlantic Agenda are the initiatives that are designed to link private actors and enable them to influence official policy making. Called "building bridges across the Atlantic" or "people-to-people links," these initiatives are intended to generate broad-based support for intergovernmental cooperation in trade liberalization, deregulation, immigration, justice, and a host of other areas (Wayne 1998; Krenzler 1998). This chapter surveys the efforts to institutionalize transatlantic civil society dialogue and offers suggestions on how the undertaking can be improved.
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GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-42; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-42
Francesca Bignami & Steve Charnovitz, Transnational Civil Society Dialogues in Transatlantic Governance in the Global Economy (Mark A. Polack & Gregory C. Shaffer, eds., 2001).