By Beate Kohler-Koch,Berthold Rittberger

The dialogue a couple of structure for the eu Union and its rejection by way of referendum in of the european founding member states has once more spurred public and scholarly curiosity within the democratic caliber and strength of the eu Union. Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the eu Union brings jointly distinct thinkers from legislations, political technological know-how, sociology, and political philosophy to discover the possibility of democratically valid governance within the eu Union. Drawing on various theoretical views and strands from democratic idea, this quantity is the 1st of its variety to beat the current country of fragmentation within the debate in regards to the stipulations and attainable treatments for what's referred to as the "democratic deficit" of the ecu Union. one of the urgent questions addressed via the participants are: What destiny is there for parliamentary democracy within the ecu Union? do we realize the evolution of a eu public sphere and civil society? Can participatory democracy or deliberative democracy pave the line for a democratically valid ecu Union? Conversations approximately democracy have engaged the general public in a brand new approach because the starting of the Iraq struggle, and this quantity is the simplest source for college kids and readers who're drawn to democracy within the ecu Union.

Contributions by: Rudy B. Andeweg, Katrin Auel, Arthur Benz, Lars-Erik Cederman, Damian Chalmers, Deirdre Curtin, Donatella Della Porta, Klaus Eder, Erik O. Eriksen, Ulrich Haltern, Hubert Heinelt, Doug Imig, Christian Joerges, Beate Kohler-Koch, Christopher Lord, Paul Magnette, Andreas Maurer, Jeremy Richardson, Berthold Rittberger, Rainer Schmalz-Bruns, Michael Th. Greven, Hans-Jörg Trenz, and Armin von Bogdandy

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