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Author Hoskyns, Catherine.

Title Democratizing the European Union : Issues for the Twenty-first Century
Published Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series Perspectives on Democratization
Perspectives on democratization.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; The historical context; Definitions of democracy; Creating the 'substance of politics'; 2 Social solidarity in the Delors period: barriers to participation; The EU movement for social solidarity; Consensus politics; The Delors/Durkheim connection; The EU experience; Conclusion; 3 Reconciling suprastatism and accountability: a view from Sweden; One problem, five solutions; Provisionalize suprastatism; Surrender representation; Abandon accountability
Constitutive decisions and legitimacyValues and leadership; The emerging picture; The contribution of theory; Treaty revision; Evidence and argument; Index
Criteria of evaluationUnder the auspices of the Stability Pact; 4 A Europe of the peoples? New Labour and democratizing the EU; A new agenda for democracy; Capitalist club or guardian of European social democracy?; Blair and the intergovernmental conference of 1996-97; The Treaty of Amsterdam; A third way for Europe?; 5 How democratic is the European Parliament?; Two models; The shuttle; The tug-of-war; Accountability, mismanagement and fraud; The Parliament's 'other' role; The issue of democracy; 6 Controlling Monetary Union; The nature and implications of EMU
Maastricht: an appropriate and democratic model for EMU?Alternative ways forward; 7 Eastern enlargement and democracy; Democracy in the CEECs; The challenge of enlargement; Towards a European democratic space; 8 Democratization: a constitutionalizing process; Two constitutional traditions; Is a constitution -- of any kind -- what the European Union needs?; The impossibility of standing still; Democracy and citizenship in Europe; What is to be done?; Conclusion; 9 Democratizing the EU: evidence and argument; The substance of politics; Transparency and accountability
Notes Print version record
Subject Democratization.
European Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Newan, Michael
ISBN 1351522760