Democratic Minimalism: Turning the Clock Back from Democracy to Democratization
37 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Date Written: January 2005
Attempts to make transnational governance more democratic do not leave the meaning of "democracy" unaffected. The paper argues that in the face of recurrent feedback loops any re-examination of the ideal of democracy in a transnational context needs to resort to elementary strategies of democratization.
Keywords: European Union, democracy deficit, White Paper on Governance, deliberative democracy, parliamentary democracy
JEL Classification: H11, K19, K33
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