Democratic legitimacy and the European Union
Title: Democratic legitimacy and the European Union
Editor(s): HOLZHACKER, Ronald
Citation: Special issue of Journal of European integration, 2007, Vol. 29, No. 3
ISSN: 0703-6337; 1477-2280
External link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/42754
This Special Issue first considers representative and deliberative conceptions of democratic legitimacy in the EU, and then presents empirical research on how the institutions of the EU are attempting to increase the democratic legitimacy of the multi-level political system. The first three articles concern central democratic concepts and use political theory and institutional analysis. The second set of three articles turns to an empirical analysis of the institutions and institutional processes of the EU and the member states, including the European Commission and the media, the European Parliament and the Open Method of Coordination. It is concluded that both representative and deliberative mechanisms within each of the member states and the EU institutions need to be improved in order to increase the democratic legitimacy of the EU among the citizens.
Table of Contents:
-- Preface: The Quest for Democratic Legitimacy -- Democratic Legitimacy and the European Union, Ronald Holzhacker -- Democratic Theory and the European Union: Focusing on ‘Interest’ or ‘Reason’? Tobias Auberger & Krzysztof Iszkowski -- Mixed Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union, Moa Mårtensson -- Multi‐level Democracy: Deliberative or Agonistic? The Search for Appropriate Normative Standards, Edwin Vink -- ‘Bridging the Gap’ between EU Politics and Citizens? The European Commission, National Media and EU Affairs in the Public Sphere, Patrick Bijsmans & Christina Altides -- Reconsidering the European Parliament’s Legislative Influence: Formal vs. Informal Procedures, Frank M. Häge & Michael Kaeding -- The OMC: An Opaque Method of Consideration or Deliberative Governance in Action? Elissaveta Radulova -- Analysing Democratic Legitimacy Collaboratively, Antje Wiener
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