Representation and democracy in the EU : does one come at the expense of the other?
Title: Representation and democracy in the EU : does one come at the expense of the other?
Citation: New York : Routledge, 2015, Journal of European integration special issues
This book explores the various ways in which citizens are represented in EU policy-making. Most accounts naturally focus on the European Parliament as the prime source of democratic representation. This collection focuses instead on four other channels that are as and often more important: namely, representation via governments, national parliaments, civil society organisations and directly, via referenda. Based on original research, the book combines democratic theory with detailed empirical analysis to provide an innovative, timely and up-to-date evaluation of the nature of representation in the EU.
Table of Contents:
-- 1 Representation Deficits and Surpluses in EU Policy-making, Richard Bellamy, Sandra Kroger -- 2 'An Ever Closer Union Among the Peoples of Europe': Republican Intergovernmentalism and Demoicratic Representation within the EU, Richard Bellamy -- 3 The Pitfalls of Representation as Claims-Making in the European Union, Christopher Lord, Johannes Pollak -- 4 Bicameral or Tricameral? National Parliaments and Representative Democracy in the European Union, Ian Cooper -- 5 A New Type of Representative Democracy? Reconsidering the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union, Carina Sprungk -- 6 Representation in the European State of Emergency: Parliaments against Governments?, Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Doris Wydra -- 7 Creating a European Demos? The Representativeness of European Umbrella Organisations, Sandra Kroger -- 8 Making the Environment Present: Political Representation, Democracy and Civil Society Organisations in EU Climate Change Politics, Elizabeth Monaghan -- 9 What Determines Demand for European Union Referendums?, Richard Rose, Gabriela Borz -- Index
Is version of the Special Issue of Journal of European Integration, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 5
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/32458