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Debating the democratic legitimacy of the European Union

Debating the democratic legitimacy of the European Union

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Beate Kohler-Koch and Berthold Rittberger.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJN
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 392 p. :
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22753931M
ISBN 109780742554924

This means the party leader never has to pretend to be caring for his constituents' concerns at local level while also running the country. In this volume, we study how heads of government, finance ministers and national bank governors in eight countries as well as the EU engage in such 'framing contests', and how their attempts to interpret the cascading events of the economic downturn were publicly received. The workings and recommendations of the Convention The European Convention was in many ways a model of openness in public debate. Its effects on corporate and governmental balance sheets have been devastating, as have been its impacts on the employment and well being of tens of millions of citizens.

During the last years he has concentrated his research on problems of democracy in Systems of multilevel governance. Perspectives for the Realisation of the Constitutional Treaty" It has its failings but national governments have just as many — if not more. Using systematic content analysis of speeches and media coverage, this volume offers a unique comparative assessment of public leadership in times of crisis. Spohn His research focusses on political macro-processes such as state formation, nationalism, democratization, and integration.

Where MEPs have three assistants that deal mainly with outside organisations, in the House of Representatives each Member of Congress has twenty to forty members of staff. Bast eds. Pauly During the last years he has concentrated his research on problems of democracy in Systems of multilevel governance. It is difficult to imagine that anything like a consensus could have been achieved behind a rallying-call which was anything more than platitudinous.


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Michael Th. His is the author of Die Politische Gesellschaft. Efficiency In the minds of many among the drafters of the Laeken Declaration, there was a definite link between the concepts of efficiency and legitimacy.

She has written extensively on issues relating to the constitutional and institutional development of the European Union including Postnational Democracy: The European Union in Search ofa Political Philosophy l Getimis and D.

On this latter relationship, the proposalsof the European Convention will have only a limited direct impact. They will make an important contribution to the transparency of the Union, through their opening up to public and political scrutiny the workings of the Council Debating the democratic legitimacy of the European Union book Ministers.

Drawing on Debating the democratic legitimacy of the European Union book theoretical perspectives and strands from democratic theory, this volume is the first of its kind to overcome the present state of fragmentation in the debate about the conditions and possible remedies for what is often called the "democratic deficit" of the European Union.

Hubert Heinelt is professor of public administration, public policy, and urban research at the Institute of Political Science, Darmstadt University of Technology.

On top of that, there are plenty of opportunities to actually stake your claim against [a new law]. Paul Magnette is professor of political science and director of the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

It continues to pose major challenges to national policymakers and institutions around the world. This is and remains a fundamental barrier to creating a more comprehensible and politically acceptable European Union.

Nevertheless, there are considerable limitations upon the claimed success for the Convention in its work of simplification. Pernice"On Finality. Among her recent publications are Globalization from BelowPolice et manifestantsQuale Europa? National governments themselves will be forced as never before to publicise and justify the positions they adopt in the Council.

Once again most national level media especially in the UK do a patchy, inconsistent and often misleading job. Germans have two votes each, one for a constituency MP elected British-style by first-past-the-post, the second for a party list, starting with the party leader as number 1. Recent book publications cover constitutional politicsa state-of-the-art reflection on European integrationan exploration of Linking EU and National Governancea textbook on integration and European governanceand an assessment of interest intermediation in Europe The two Protocols of the Constitution bearing on this issue are clearly designed to establish a connection between this legitimacy of national parliaments and the European institutions.

The [voice of citizens] stands in stark contrast with the ease with which industry representatives can make their voice heard. Can we observe the evolution of a European public sphere and civil society? Contributions by: Rudy B. If the candidate of the European Council is unacceptable to the Parliament, it will have the right to reject the nominee, at which point the procedure begins again.

Contrary to popular supposition the regularly maligned "unelected Eurocrats" — the commission president and council president — do not get a vote at all.

Democratic Legitimacy in the European Union and Global Governance

The cumbersome and unpredictable workings of the European Union, so the argument ran, were a major barrier to any growing feeling of confidence and sympathy from the European voter towards the European institutions. It is unambiguously to be welcomed.

If a sufficient number of national parliaments one third object, the Commission must review, but not necessarily withdraw, its legislative proposal.

But does that make it democratic or does it have, as some argue, a democratic deficit?

Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union

So I propose to discuss the presence or absence in the EU of these characteristics. The European Parliament is made up of MEPs from all 28 EU member states, each elected using various forms of proportional representation unlike the Debating the democratic legitimacy of the European Union book of Commons, which is elected through a widely criticised first-past-the-post system.

With the stakes being so high, defining and interpreting what is going on, how and why it happened, and what ought to be done now become key questions in the political and policy struggles that crises invariably unleash.

Recent publications include "From the Common Market to the Political Union: The shifting opportunity structure of contentious politics in Europe.Trade Policy and Political Legitimacy in the European Union attempts made in the EU to develop a legitimate, democratic rule at the supranational level, in particular through a rethinking of the input of civil Moreover, the upcoming enlargement of the European Union to The Politics of Democratic Legitimation in the European Union Dr.

Berthold Rittberger Prize Research Fellow Nuffield College University of Oxford [email protected] 6 March Abstract Since the early s, the infamous ‘democratic deficit’ has become one of the most widely addressed research themes in the study of European.

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