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 of the European Union, this timely volume will be of special interest to students and professionals in the fields of politics and public administration.

The European Union and the Erosion of Parliamentary Democracy: A Study of Post-parliamentary Governance

The European Union and the Erosion of Parliamentary Democracy: A Study of Post-parliamentary Governance

The European Union and the erosion of parliamentary democracy: A study of post-parliamentary governance
SveinS.Andersen and TomR.Burns

This chapter argues that the EU is an instance of post-parliamentary governance, where the direct ‘influence of the ...

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