Democracy in Europe : a political philosophy of the EU
Title: Democracy in Europe : a political philosophy of the EU
Author: INNERARITY, Daniel
Citation: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, Springer eBooks; The theories, concepts and practices of democracy; Springer eBooks. Political science and international studies collection
ISBN: 9783319721965; 9783319721972
This book calls for a philosophical consideration of the development, challenges and successes of the European Union. The author argues that conceptual innovation is essential if progress on the European project is to be made; new meanings, rather than financial or institutional engineering solutions, will help solve the crisis. By applying a philosophical approach to diagnosing the EU crisis, the book reconsiders the basic concepts of democracy in the context of the complex reality of the EU and the globalised world where profound social and political changes are taking place. It will be of interest to students and scholars interested in EU politics, political theory and philosophy.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: Understanding European Complexity -- Part 1: Legitimacy Problems in Europe -- 2. Deficit of What? A Typology of the Legitimacy Problems in the EU -- 3. Whose Deficit? The European Democracy and its Democracies -- Part 2: The Complexity of the European Democracy -- 4. What Should Be Democratised? The Peculiarity of Democracy in Europe -- 5. Who Are We? A Democracy Without Demos -- 6. On Behalf of Whom? The Multiple Representation of Europeans -- 7. What’s New? The Political Innovation of the European Union -- Part 3: A Truly Common Europe -- 8. In Whose Benefit? The European Construction of the Common -- 9. How Much Social? The European Deficit of Justice -- 10. Who Decides? Transnational Self-Determination -- 11. Conclusion: What Can We Hope? The European Promises after Its Crisis.