Competing Models of EU Legitimacy: The Test of Popular Expectations*

22 Pages Posted: 6 May 2008

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Piret Ehin

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Abstract

What are the appropriate criteria for assessing the legitimacy of the EU? This article uses data from the Eurobarometer to adjudicate between rival perspectives on EU legitimacy. The findings strengthen the case for holding the EU to the same liberal-democratic standard of legitimacy that is applied to political authority in the nation-state.

Suggested Citation

EHIN, PIRET, Competing Models of EU Legitimacy: The Test of Popular Expectations*. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 619-640, June 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1127909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2008.00794.x

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