Democratic Minimalism: Turning the Clock Back from Democracy to Democratization

37 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2005

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Alexander Somek

University of Iowa - College of Law

Date Written: January 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Somek, Alexander, Democratic Minimalism: Turning the Clock Back from Democracy to Democratization (January 2005). U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=672224 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.672224

Alexander Somek (Contact Author)

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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