Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik
University of Oslo; University of Oslo - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights; Pluricourts
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 533-562, September 2006
Giandomenico Majone and Andrew Moravcsik have argued that the EU does not suffer a 'democratic deficit'. We disagree about one key element: whether a democratic polity requires contestation for political leadership and over policy. This aspect is an essential element of even the 'thinnest' theories of democracy, yet is conspicuously absent in the EU.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 17, 2006
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