Normative Political Theory and the European Union

HANDBOOK OF EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS, pp. 317-335, K.E. Jorgensen, M.A. Pollack and B. Rosamund, eds., Sage, 2007

22 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2010

Date Written: November 7, 2010

Abstract

The French and Dutch referendum rejections of the Constitutional Treaty on Europe again brought issues of the EU’s legitimacy and identity to the forefront of political debate. Does the EU suffer from legitimacy deficits? If so, what are their alleged symptoms, diagnosis and prescriptions? Is there, and should there be, a ‘European Identity?' Must Europeans share a core of values, traditions and rights – and should that requirement deny Turkey membership?

Keywords: EU, Constitutional Treaty, European identity, normative political theory, referendum

Suggested Citation

Follesdal, Andreas, Normative Political Theory and the European Union (November 7, 2010). HANDBOOK OF EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS, pp. 317-335, K.E. Jorgensen, M.A. Pollack and B. Rosamund, eds., Sage, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1704462

Andreas Follesdal (Contact Author)

Pluricourts ( email )

P.O. Box 6706
St. Olavs plass 5
0130 Oslo
Norway

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