The European Union: How Democratic is it?

The European Union: How Democratic is it?

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Taking the major issues of democracy as its starting point, this informative volume offers a wide-ranging review of democracy in the European union. It treats the union as a new type of political system within the tradition of parliamentary democracies, a system that is neither federal nor intergovernmental, which has unique problems of how to handle democratic requirements. In The European Union: How Democratic Is It? contributors deal with many of the major challenges of interest such as political parties, lobbying, and how democracy becomes the key element in the linkage between the the European Union and its member states. They also address the democratic aspects of key European Union institutions: The European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. Offering a broad discussion ...

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