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The European Union and the people [electronic resource] / Mette Jolly.

Author/Creator:
Jolly, Mette.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (276 p.)
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Subjects:
European Union.
Democracy -- European Union countries.
Political participation -- European Union countries.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The European Union is frequently accused of having a 'democratic deficit'. Many commentators argue that this could be remedied by increasing the powers of the European Parliament relative to those of the Council and the Commission. The fact that the European Parliament is the only EU institution whose members are directly elected leads to the assumption that it is also the most legitimate. The author argues that this position is based on the flawed assumption that the nature of theEuropean citizenry is similar to those of the member states. In other words, the position assumes that the union h
Contents:
Introduction
Debating democracy in the EU
The demos
Models of democracy for the EU
The framework for empirical testing
The demos : empirical analysis
Conclusions.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-258) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-281-14916-0
9786611149161
0-19-152658-4
1-4356-2158-1
OCLC:
191072192