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The Resource How to democratize the European Union-- and why bother?, Philippe C. Schmitter

How to democratize the European Union-- and why bother?, Philippe C. Schmitter

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How to democratize the European Union-- and why bother?
Title
How to democratize the European Union-- and why bother?
Statement of responsibility
Philippe C. Schmitter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A contradictory creation indeed, the European Union has most of the institutions of a modern democracy, yet it does not function as one. Moreover, its growing scope of activity and supranational decision making processes are undermining the legitimacy of democracy in its member states. Much has been written about this double 'democratic deficit, ' but surprisingly little thought has been given to what to do about it_short of drafting and ratifying a new federal constitution. In this provocative book, Philippe C. Schmitter explores both the possibility and the desirability of democratizing the EU. He argues that as a 'non-state' and a 'non nation' it will have to invent new forms of citizenship, representation, and decisionmaking if it is ever to democratize itself. The author also contends that the timing and political context work against a full-scale constitutionalization of the process. He proposes a number of modest (and some less modest) reforms that could improve the situation in the near future and eventually lead to a genuine Euro-democracy
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Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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Schmitter, Philippe C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European Union
  • Democratization
Label
How to democratize the European Union-- and why bother?, Philippe C. Schmitter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) 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.
Contents
1. Euro-democracy: Introduction -- 2. Citizenship -- 3. Representation -- 4. Decision Making -- 5. Why Bother?
Control code
FIEb12482158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780847699056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42690110
Label
How to democratize the European Union-- and why bother?, Philippe C. Schmitter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) 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.
Contents
1. Euro-democracy: Introduction -- 2. Citizenship -- 3. Representation -- 4. Decision Making -- 5. Why Bother?
Control code
FIEb12482158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780847699056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42690110

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