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Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis, and Kostas Ifantis

mobilisation of domestic actors directly in the transnational arena through their involvement in multilevel policy networks, where they represent one out of many competing actors. Multilevel governance carries at least two important meanings in relation to national sovereignty. First, there is a notion of a single, albeit pluralistic and asymmetrical, regional polity, within which sovereignty is dispersed among competing political actors which chose to bypass their central national authorities in their dealings with Brussels. The European polity thus transcends the

in Theory and reform in the European Union