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Democracy, Legitimacy & the European Union

By Christer Karlsson
September 2001
Uppsala University, Sweden
ISBN: 9155450385
308 Pages
$55.00 paper original

This Ph.D. dissertation discusses the interdependence of political entities and the capacity of single nation-states to solve important problems, which has diminished. For example, it appears that cooperation among nation-states offers the only effective means of dealing with pressing issues. Chapters include: Democratic governance beyond the nation-state. Examining the democratic status of the EU. The EU's democratic deficit. The legitimacy question. Examining the constitutional debate. Defending the status quo. Calling for democratisation. Democracy & Legitimacy in the European union - How should we address the democratic deficit? Bibliography.

Skrifter utgivna av Statsvetenskapliga foreningen i Uppsala, No. 146