The European Union: How Democratic Is It?

How Democratic Is It?

by Andersen, Svein; Eliassen, Kjell A;

Description
Taking as its starting point the major issues of democracy which are the ongoing concerns of every liberal Western political system, this volume offers a wide-ranging review of democracy in the European Union. It treats the EU as a new type of political system within the tradition of parliamentary democracies, a system which is neither federal nor intergovernmental, and which consequently has unique problems of how to handle democratic requirements.

Part One deals with the two major challenges of interest articulation in the EU, political parties and lobbying. The second part discusses how democracy becomes the key element in the linkage between the EU and its member states, focusing on France, Italy and Belgium where the r

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: December 1995
  • English
  • 9781849207126 / 076195113X
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 25.99 GBP
  • Pages: 304
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited by Svein S. Andersen and Kjell A. Eliassen.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0000933880