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, regionalpolity, 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