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Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik


Andreas Follesdal


Pluricourts

Simon Hix


London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government


Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 533-562, September 2006

Abstract:     
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.

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Date posted: August 17, 2006  

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Follesdal, Andreas and Hix, Simon, Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 533-562, September 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=924666 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2006.00650.x

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Andreas Follesdal (Contact Author)
Pluricourts ( email )
P.O. Box 6706
St. Olavs plass 5
0130 Oslo
Norway

Simon Hix
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government ( email )
Northampton NN7 1NE
United Kingdom
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