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Internationalized Democracy
Internationalized democracy

It has become the standard view that economic globalization poses a challenge to democracy, that the European Union, an ambitious attempt to meet the challenge, is itself characterized by a ‘democratic deficit’, and that problems such as these have not been taken into account in the theory of democracy until recently. This chapter departs from the assumption that internationalization does increase the urgency of several problems inherent in democracy, such as the tension between procedure and effectiveness,1 the link between democracy and collective identity, and the relation between responsibility and power. It has become evident in debates about globalization and the EU that there is disagreement not ...

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