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The Resource Europe's hidden federalism : federal experiences of European integration, Bojan Kovačević

Europe's hidden federalism : federal experiences of European integration, Bojan Kovačević

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Europe's hidden federalism : federal experiences of European integration
Title
Europe's hidden federalism
Title remainder
federal experiences of European integration
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Bojan Kovačević
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Language
eng
Summary
The hidden federal features of the European Union help explain the challenges of legitimacy, democracy and freedom that face an unfinished political community. Ideas about federalism and the reality of existing federal states cannot be sharply divided in an analysis of the EU's multilevel political order, but so far, both scholars and major decision makers have shown interest only in the normal functioning of federal systems: ignoring the dilemma of the federation's legitimate authority has resulted in an existential crisis for the EU which has become ever more manifest over recent years. This book employs a combination of political philosophy and political science, of federal philosophic ideas and their traces in real federal institutions, in order to achieve the task of understanding the federal features of the EU governance system. The first part of the work focuses on building an appropriate theoretical framework to explain the new meanings attached to familiar notions of democracy, legitimacy and citizenship in the context of a political community like the EU. In the second part the federal features of the EU's political system are examined in comparison to other current and historical federal perspectives like the US, Switzerland, Yugoslavia and Germany. Through an analysis of the hidden federal aspects of the EU and the links between hidden federalism and the EU's legitimacy crisis, this book reveals the patterns that should be avoided and gives us guidelines that should be followed if the EU is to become democratic and politically united without jeopardising the state character of its members.--
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1980-
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Kovačević, Bojan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Federalism studies
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  • European Union
  • Federal government
  • Political participation
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Europe's hidden federalism : federal experiences of European integration, Bojan Kovačević
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn957617519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9781472468574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957617519
Label
Europe's hidden federalism : federal experiences of European integration, Bojan Kovačević
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957617519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9781472468574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957617519

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