Europe as a consent construction
EUI, STG, Policy Brief, 2024/02
INNERARITY, Daniel, Europe as a consent construction, EUI, STG, Policy Brief, 2024/02 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/76390
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The European Union is the most polyarchical political institution in the world. This complex constitutional arrangement best explains both its the unique values and difficulties. In order to properly understand the European Union and its unique model of legitimacy, accountability and democracy, it is necessary to leave the viewpoint of the nation-state, and adopt a multiple and innovative viewpoint, which encompasses heterogenous interests, focusses on shared power, shared limitation and seeks to avoid hegemonies. With this understanding of Europe as a consent construction, it is possible to best propose policies which would advance democracy without undermining or undoing the transnational innovation in politics the EU represents.
Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/76390
Full-text via DOI: 10.2870/831508
Series/Number: EUI; STG; Policy Brief; 2024/02
Publisher: European University Institute
Sponsorship and Funder information:
Funded by the European Union.