How to Democratize the European Union…and Why Bother? by Philippe C. Schmitter
English | Mar. 2000 | ISBN: 0847699056 | 160 Pages | EPUB | 1.04 MB
A contradictory creation indeed, the European Union has most of the institutions of a modern democracy, yet it does not function as one. Moreover, its growing scope of activity and supranational decision making processes are undermining the legitimacy of democracy in its member states. Much has been written about this double "democratic deficit," but surprisingly little thought has been given to what to do about it―short of drafting and ratifying a new federal constitution.